“The conduct at issue in this case is frightening. The threat of abuse to young, innocent children is serious, ever-present, and very real.” (Connor Eldridge, U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas)
In the city of Fort Smith a physician has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison for planning a sexual encounter with a 4-year-old child. In U.S. District Court, Western Arkansas, Judge P.K. Holmes announced the prison term for the doctor, in addition to a 10-year probation upon his release. The pervert-physician was part of a team of medical personnel who operated the Southeast-HEALTH Clinic in Dexter Missouri.
Doctor Donald Wayne Lamoureaux, age 69, who lived in the town of Hardy, was convicted of the felony of Enticement of a Minor. According to the prosecution, Fort Smith Police Department investigators initiated an undercover internet probe last January, watching the online activity of people who were using computers to target minors for the purpose of illegal sexual activity. During the operation, an undercover officer logged into an internet chat room posing as an adult mother offering her 4-year-old daughter for sexual exploitation. Lamoureaux identified himself as a physician and sent a picture of himself to the detective.
Several conversations ensued, during which time the doctor repeated that he would like to meet the woman and her daughter for sex. Lamoureaux and the undercover officer agreed to meet on February 6 at a motel in West Plains Missouri, for the stated purpose for Lamoureux to sexually use the child. Lamoureaux told the “mom” to set up a bank account for herself, so that he could deposit $300 to cover the costs of transporting the child to the motel.
The doctor was arrested when he arrived at the motel.
This sordid case was investigated by Fort Smith Police, Homeland Security Investigations, the Northwest Arkansas/River Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, the West Plains Police Department and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Taskforce.