Lantana officer may take plea deal, avoid trial

Lantana officer may take plea deal, avoid trial

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A lawyer representing a Lantana police officer said she is close to reaching a deal with prosecutors to avoid sending the case to a trial.

Officer Christopher Decker faces charges of distributing obscene material and using a two-way device to facilitate a felony.

The details of any potential plea deal will not become public until next month when Decker is due back in court to agree to the terms.

According to court records, a woman accused Decker of arguing with her. In the course of the argument, the woman said Decker sent a pornographic image to the woman's 16-year-old twin boys.

The Lantana police chief confirmed Decker is on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of this case.

His next court date is May 19.

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