Fort Smith Undercover Officer Nabs Doctor In Underage Sex Sting

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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.

14 comments

  • Fed Up

    “…four year old girl’?? This man is a sicko. I wonder if he is aware of what awaits him when he becomes a prison inmate?

  • Baked Potato

    This has to be the sickest thing I have ever heard of. No telling how many times he has done this and succeeded! Thank God they busted this slime! They better have him in protective custody because this is the lowest of low to an inmate. They will not tolerate this and will retaliate any chance they get!

  • Marie

    This is so disturbing. Not only the fact that he is a child molester, but a Doctor. Reading so many accounts in the news of these Perverts who prey on children makes me sick, sad that we live in such a world where our children are not safe with doctors, teachers, even family members.
    It seems as though this is getting more prevalent, but I believe it has always been going on, it’s just now the technology, the law enforcement has the tools to expose and prosecute these animals who prey on children. Now if we just had judges, and laws to Permanetly remove them from society. Sadly, we don’t. Every parent needs to be vigilant everyday to protect our children.

  • concerned

    Any more inforation regarding this? I cannot find any other news on this yet. This is deeply disturbing !! I have friends that see this Dr. Any more information would be helpful.

    • DisturbedInDexter

      Concerned – There are several different news reports concerning this which can be easily located by googling his name. He is/was my doctor here in Dexter and when he left and went to Horseshoe Bend, I followed like so many others in this area. I had a great deal of respect for that man and he was so fun to talk to. I am so shocked and don’t really know how to feel right now. What the hell was he thinking? I just don’t get it. My heart hurts because of this, he must be punished for his crimes.

  • Sarah 4.0

    Okay, no one will like my opinion but never leave your child with anyone alone. Be wary of someone that says “I need to see the child alone”. Perverts are in every profession, every walk of life. The child comes first not how anyone else feels.
    The most innocent and sweet people can be the sickest. I remember the guy from Springdale who ran the dojo. Such a nice guy but as it turns out all that glitters is not gold.

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