A family practice doctor from southern Missouri was arrested in an underage sex sting. Doctor Donald W. Lamoureaux, 68, allegedly solicited sex from the fictitious mother of a four-year-old girl. The Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force initiated the undercover online investigation in early January.
According to KFSM, Lamoureaux works for three different family practice clinics in southern Missouri. The 68-year-old doctor is charged with federal criminal charges, including online enticement of a minor and traveling to meet a minor. In early January, a Fort Smith police officer working with the Arkansas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an undercover sex sting operation dealing with minors.
The undercover officer posed as a single mother online and began talking with Dr. Lamoureaux. During the conversations, the doctor expressed an interest in having sexual relations with a girl under the age of 10. The undercover officer then set up a meeting with Lamoureaux at a local hotel claiming she would allow the doctor to engage in "sexual activities" with her four-year-old daughter. The man agreed and the meeting was set.
However, instead of meeting the fictitious four-year-old, Lamoureaux would be greeted by officers from a variety of different departments, both local and federal. At the meeting, teams from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Arkansas State Police, Fulton County Sheriff's Office, West Plains Police Department and South Central Missouri Drug Task Force all were present to make the arrest. The doctor was arrested once he showed up to the meeting.
Following the arrest, Guard Online notes that a search warrant was issued for Lamoureaux's home. In addition to the arrest, the Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is said to be assisting with potential property and monetary seizures that may result from the case. Meanwhile, Lamoureaux is being held without bond at the Sebastian County jail.
Surprisingly, the doctor who was interested enough in having sex with a minor to solicit an encounter online with a four-year-old has a 4.5 star rating on healthgrades.com. Lamoureaux received an "above average" rating for "level of trust in provider's decisions," which will likely fall drastically after patients find out about the doctor's secret sexual desires. As a family practice doctor, Lamoureaux would be charged with caring for patients of all ages, including infants and small children. Should Lamoureaux be found guilty of his crimes, he will not only spend time behind bars, but will also lose his license to practice medicine.