SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Matthew Lamb, 48, of DeRuyter, New York, was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday in federal court in Syracuse, New York, followed by a 16-year sentence related to Antoinette T. Bacon, acting attorney of the United States, and David L. McNulty, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of New York, announced that he was guilty of two counts of failing to register and update his previously convicted sex offender registry.
On October 7, 2020, Lamb pleaded guilty and admitted that he had two email addresses that he did not disclose to the New York Department of Criminal Justice as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”) is prescribed. As part of his guilty guilty plea, Lamb admitted that from May 3, 2016 through May 13, 2019, he did not use Yahoo! E-mail address that he created on December 10, 2001 in accordance with the requirements of SORNA. Lamb also admitted that from April 27, 2018 to May 13, 2019, he did not register and updated his registration to reveal a Google email address created by SORNA on April 16, 2019.
Lamb had to register as a sex offender in 2012 due to his federal conviction for distributing child pornography, receiving child pornography, and owning child pornography. Lamb was sentenced on December 6, 2012 to 84 months’ imprisonment and a 20-year prison term for that conviction.
In addition to his plea for failure to register and update a sex offender registration, Lamb also admitted yesterday that he violated the terms of supervised release previously imposed by his 2012 conviction. He was sentenced yesterday to a consecutive 12 month prison term for these violations.
This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and followed up by US assistant attorney Tamara Thomson as part of Project Safe Childhood. The Safe Childhood project, launched in May 2006 by the Justice Department, is led by US law firms and the Criminal Division’s CEOS (Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section). Project Safe Childhood uses federal, state, and local resources to better locate, arrest, and prosecute those who exploit children online, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc