Kuna man charged with lewd conduct for having sex with a 14-year-old girl in 2016

Deputies arrested 30-year-old Michael A. Decker Thursday morning and charged him with six felony counts of lewd conduct with a minor and one felony count sexual exploitation of a child.

Deputies began their investigation in late October after being contacted by a third party, who told them Decker had illegal sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl at his Kuna apartment numerous times in May and June of 2016

Detectives eventually found evidence the girl had run away from home during that time and met Decker after she posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a roommate.

Detectives kept working on the case until they were able to arrest Decker at his residence in the N. Bridge Avenue/W. Main Street neighborhood Thursday morning.

Detectives also found explicit images on Decker’s phone, which led to the exploitation charge.

Decker is set to make his initial court appearance Friday afternoon. The crime of lewd conduct is punishable by up to life in prison.

Detectives are concerned there may be other young female victims and would like anyone who has information about the case to call Det. Zach Hessing at (208) 577- 3790 or send an email to cau@adaweb.net 

The photo on the right is from 2013. The photo on the left is Decker’s current booking photo.

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