Arkansas physician sentenced to prison for "coercion" of child

Arkansas physician sentenced to prison for "coercion" of child

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A judge sentenced a northeast Arkansas man to 15 years in prison after his conviction of coercion and enticement of a minor charges, according to Acting United States Attorney Kenneth Elser.

Donald Wayne Lamoureaux, 69, of Hardy was charged after police said he tried to entice what he thought was a mother and her 4-year-old-girl for "sexual purposes."

According to court documents, Lamoureaux contacted an undercover officer through an online chat in January. The officer posed as an adult mother offering her 4-year-old daughter for sexual exploitation. Lamoureaux and the officer set up a meeting at a West Plains, Missouri hotel, where he was arrested in February.

Lamoureaux practiced family medicine in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Dexter, Missouri. He was also a physician at the veteran's affairs medical facility in West Plains.

"Following more discussion, the undercover officer and Lamoureaux scheduled a meeting for February 6, 2015 at a hotel in West Plains, Missouri with the supposed and stated purpose for him to sexually abuse the child," the news release stated. "On February 2, 2015, Lamoureaux asked the undercover officer to set up a bank account so he could deposit money for expenses associated with the transportation of the four-year-old child to meet with him.  Lamoureaux made the deposit in the amount of $300.00 on February 4, 2015."

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