East Stroudsburg Man Arrested for Child Pornography

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)   An East Stroudsburg man is behind bars on charges that he shared child pornography in an online chat room on the website Chatstep.com.
 
21 Year old Erik Decker was arrested  Monday morning.  He is facing one  count of disseminating child pornography, forty-nine  counts of possessing child pornography, and one  count of criminal use of a communication facility.
 
The investigation started in April.

According to the Monroe County District Attorney's office detectives received an online tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.


They were alerted to someone   uploading and sharing a photograph depicting a nude female child involved in a sex act in a chat room on Chatstep.com.

 Investigation into this tip eventually led investigators to Decker’s home in   East Stroudsburg.

Detectives searched Decker's home and turned up several computers and cell phones. 

According to the D.A.'s Office a subsequent examination of those devices revealed evidence of Decker having uploaded the reported file to the Chatstep chat room.

Police say they also found  forty-nine files of child pornography depicting children as young as five years old engaged in sex acts with adults.

 
Decker was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Michael Muth and placed in the Monroe County Correctional Facility.  Decker’s preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 27
 


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