Jeremy Carson Lamb, 39, of Mesa, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Jennifer G. Zipps to 288 months in prison, for attempted production of sex abuse material. Lamb pleaded guilty on June 13, 2023, to one count of Attempted Production of Child Pornography.
In late 2019, Lamb traveled from Phoenix to Sierra Vista to meet and engage in sexual conduct with a person he believed to be a 14-year-old minor and had attempted to obtain sexually explicit images of the minor. Lamb was found with a large quantity of videos and images depicting children as young as one-year-old being sexually abused. The investigation confirmed that Lamb had distributed many child exploitation files to others. When Lamb is released from prison, he will be on supervised release for the remainder of his life and will be required to register as a sex offender.
“This defendant has no respect for laws and boundaries,” said United States Attorney Gary Restaino. “When an undercover law enforcement officer posted an online profile pretending to be a young girl, the defendant engaged in a two-week effort to entice, induce, and lure. We appreciate the investigative efforts by Homeland Security Investigations to protect the community from defendant.”
“Predatory behavior will not be tolerated by HSI,” said Scott Brown, Special Agent in Charge for HSI Arizona. “The defendant in this case will spend the next 24 years in prison giving him ample opportunity to think about his actions. Let this case demonstrate HSI’s unwavering commitment to protect children and apprehend predators to then face justice.”
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorney’s Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Douglas, Arizona, conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Carin C. Duryee, District of Arizona, Tucson, handled the prosecution.