June 20, 2017

East Stroudsburg man charged with sharing child porn online


EAST STROUDSBURG - Detectives from the Monroe County Office of the District Attorney received an online tip in April from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning someone having uploaded and shared a photograph depicting a nude female child involved in a sex act in an online chat room.  Investigation into this tip eventually led investigators to the home on Erik Decker, 21, on Elk Street in East Stroudsburg.

A search of Decker’s home turned up several computers and cell phones containing evidence of Decker having uploaded the reported file and almost 50 other files depicting children as young as five years old engaged in sex acts with adults.

Decker was arrested on Monday and charged with 49 counts of possessing child pornography and one count each of disseminating child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility. 

Decker was placed in the Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 bail.  His preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 27.

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