Local man arrested for multiple sex charges

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Sierra Vista, AZ.  08/03/16.  James Decker, 39 of Sierra Vista, was arrested on July 30 following an investigation that began when the parents of the victim, a 15-year-old girl, tipped off the Sierra Vista Police Department that their daughter was receiving inappropriate text messages.

The victim’s parents had previously advised Decker to stop communicating with their daughter, but when they discovered inappropriate text messages between the two on July 22, they contacted the police. An investigation was initiated by the Sierra Vista Police Department Special Operation Bureau.

During the investigation, detectives determined that Decker had indeed been using a cell phone to send text messages to the victim, and that he had previously engaged in sexual contact with her.

Decker was attempting to pick up the victim at The Mall at Sierra Vista to again engage in sexual activities, which included eliciting nude photos of the victim, when he was arrested.

Decker was booked into the Cochise County Jail for conspiracy to commit sexual exploitation of a minor, luring a minor for sexual exploitation, and sexual conduct with a minor. He is currently being held without bond.

Decker, James