Former Doctor Busted In Sex Sting Convicted Of Online Enticement Of A Child
FORT SMITH (KFSM) – A 68-year-old former doctor busted by an undercover officer in February was convicted on Tuesday (June 30) of online sexual enticement of a child, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge.
Donald W. Lamoureaux of Ash Flat appeared in court on Tuesday to plead guilty to a charge of coercion and enticement of a minor, the release states.
Lamoureaux was previously employed as a doctor in Horseshoe Bend, Dexter, Mo, and West Plains, Mo., according to the release.
U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “The conduct exposed in this case is reprehensible and shows that the threat of abuse to young and innocent children is serious, ever-present and very real. Our office will continue to work with law enforcement to identify what these criminals do behind closed doors and then prosecute them and bring them to justice.”
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 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.