Woman Indicted For Conspiring To Sexually Exploit ChildPosted: Updated:
A federal grand jury has indicted a 24 year old Philadelphia, New York woman for conspiring to sexually exploit a two year old child.
Decker's 26 year old husband, Logan Decker, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was also indicted on the same charge.
The indictment alleges that from July to September 2018 the Deckers "conspired with one another to use the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of the abuse."
Amber Decker was arraigned in federal court Thursday and was ordered detained pending resolution of her case.
Logan Decker is currently incarcerated in Sioux Falls on related charges and will be brought to federal court in Syracuse for prosecution.
If the Deckers are convicted, they face up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000; they will be required to register as sex offenders.
In September, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested Amber Decker on a charge of predatory sexual assault against a child.
At the time, Sheriff Colleen O'Neill said, "These are horrible actions against a 2 year old girl. It's the kind of case that stays with detectives for a lifetime."
Deputies were tipped off September 2 by an uninvolved party who suspected criminal activities.
Police then got warrants to collect electronic evidence from Decker, which Sheriff O'Neill described as "substantial."
Officials said the FBI was involved because of a possible suspect in another state.