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DeRuyter Man Pleads Guilty to Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Matthew Lamb, age  48, of DeRuyter, New York, pled guilty yesterday to two felony counts of failing to register and update a registration as a sex offender after it was discovered that he had two e-mail addresses that he did not disclose to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and United States Marshal David L. McNulty.

As part of his guilty plea, Lamb admitted that from May 3, 2016 through May 13, 2019, he failed to register a Yahoo! e-mail address that he created on December 10, 2001, as required by SORNA.  Further, Lamb admitted that from April 27, 2018 through May 13, 2019, he failed to register and failed to update his registration to disclose a google e-mail address that he created on April 16, 2019, as required by SORNA.

Sentencing is scheduled for February 10, 2021 before Chief Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.  Lamb faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a term of supervised release of at least 5 years and up to life.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tamara Thomson.

Updated October 8, 2020

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