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Former Mamaroneck Teacher Arrested For ReceivingAnd Possessing Child Pornography

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

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the arrest of LYLE KAMLET for possession and receipt of child pornography. KAMLET, a former teacher at a school in Mamaroneck, New York, was arrested on Friday, January 30th by USPIS agents, and presented in White Plains federal court before United States Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith.

According to the allegations in the criminal Complaint unsealed on Friday in White Plains federal court:

From 2008 through 2010, on a number of occasions, KAMLET ordered child pornography videos – some of which he directed to be mailed to the school where he was then employed. During a search of his residence, law enforcement seized those videos and also found home movies that he had created that contained images of naked children.

KAMLET, 62, of Mount Vernon, New York, is charged with one count of receiving child pornography, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and one count of possessing child pornography, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Both counts also carry a maximum fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense. The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the United States Postal Inspection Service. He requests that individuals with relevant information about KAMLET contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455, and reference case # 1972872.

The prosecution is being overseen by the Office’s White Plains Unit. Assistant United States Attorney John P. Collins, Jr., is in charge of the prosecution.

The charges contained in the Complaint are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

U.S. v. Lyle Kamlet Complaint

Updated May 14, 2015

Press Release Number: 15-028