Fort Smith Undercover Officer Nabs Doctor In Underage Sex Sting
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – Fort Smith police and federal authorities arrested a Missouri doctor Friday after he allegedly set up a meeting to have sex with a four-year-old girl.
Donald W. Lamoureaux, 68, was arrested on suspicion of federal criminal charges, including online enticement of a minor and traveling to meet a minor, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. Lamoureaux, of Ash Flat, will be held without bond in the Sebastian County Detention Center after he is transported to Fort Smith, police said.
Lamoureaux is a doctor specializing in family medicine at three southern Missouri physician locations, according to WebMD.com. He has a four-and-a-half star rating on HealthGrades.com
Police said an undercover officer posed as the single mother of a four-year-old girl and set up a meeting with Lamoureaux to allow him to have sex with her daughter at a local hotel. Fort Smith police said they arrested Lamoureaux during the meeting.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Arkansas State Police, Fulton County, Mo., Sheriff’s Office, West Plains, Mo., Police Department and South Central Missouri Drug Task Force also took part in the investigation and subsequent arrest.
The undercover online investigation was initiated by a Fort Smith officer on the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in early January.
During the investigation, the officer began talking with Lamoureaux online. Police said the suspect revealed during the talks that he had interest in sexual activities with young girls less than 10 years old. The undercover officer posed as a mother of a four-year-old daughter, and set up a planned sexual encounter between her fictitious daughter and the suspect at a West Plains, Mo., hotel, police said. Lamoureaux was arrested during the planned meeting.
During the arrest, police executed a simultaneous search warrant on Lamoureaux’s home in Ash Flat. The Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office is assisting with potential property and money seizures, according to Fort Smith police.