AR police call arrested VA Medical facility in West Plains, Missouri doctor ‘suspected predator,’ say case is – KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

 

VA Medical facility in West Plains, Missouri physician arrested and charged with being a predator!

VA Medical facility in West Plains, Missouri physician arrested and charged with being a predator!

FORT SMITH, AR (KFVS) – Federal and state officials involved in the arrest of 68-year-old Dr. Donald W. Lamoureaux react to his February 6 arrest and release new information about his medical background.

“The conduct at issue in this case is frightening,” said Connor Eldridge, U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas. “The threat of abuse to young and innocent children is serious, ever-present, and very real.”

Lamoureaux is charged with attempted coercion and enticement of a minor for sexual purposes. Authorities allege Lamoureaux went to a West Plains, Mo. motel on Feb. 6, thinking he was meeting a woman who agreed online to allow him to have sexual contact with her 4-year-old daughter. According to court documents, the mother in question was really an undercover investigator.

According to information released by Eldridge’s office, Dr. Lamoureaux practiced family medicine in Horseshoe Bend, Ark. and Dexter, Mo. and was also employed at the VA Medical Facility in West Plains.

The Fort Smith, Arkansas Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and Arkansas State Police worked with federal investigators on the case.

“Through the efforts of the Fort Smith Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and their subsequent investigation into the activities of Lamoureaux, a suspected predator of young children has been apprehended and will be held accountable by our judicial system,” said Ft. Smith Chief Kevin Lindsey.

According to the complaint filed against Lamoureaux, officers with the Ft. Smith Police Department began an undercover online investigation in January 2015 directed at individuals who were using the internet to target minors for purposes of engaging in illegal sexual activity. During the operation, an undercover officer made contact with the defendant, later identified as Donald Wayne Lamoureaux, who stated he was a family practice doctor and provided the officer with a picture of himself. The defendant then expressed that he would like to meet the undercover officer and her 4-year-old daughter for sexual purposes.

On Feb. 2, the defendant allegedly asked the officer to set up a bank account so he could deposit money associated with the transportation of the child. Authorities say a deposit of $300 was made by the defendant on Feb. 4. Police arrested Lamoureaux on Feb. 6 when he arrived at the meet location.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Fort Smith Police Department, the West Plains Police Department and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force.

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MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS PHYSICIAN CHARGED WITH
ONLINE SEXUAL ENTICEMENT OF A CHILD

Fort Smith, Arkansas – Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Donald W. Lamoureaux, age 68 of Ash Flat, Arkansas, appeared today in Fort Smith before United States Magistrate Judge Mark E. Ford on a complaint for charges of Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor for Sexual Purposes. According to public information, Lamoureaux practiced family medicine in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Dexter, Missouri and was also employed at the VA Medical facility in West Plains, Missouri. Lamoureaux resided in Sharp County, Arkansas and was arrested in West Plains, Missouri on Friday, February 6, 2015, by the West Plains Police Department.

U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “The conduct at issue in this case is frightening. The threat of abuse to young and innocent children is serious, ever-present, and very real. We must and will do everything in our power to bring those involved in these despicable crimes to justice.”

Chief Kevin Lindsey stated, “Through the efforts of the Fort Smith Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit and their subsequent investigation into the activities of Lamoureaux, a suspected predator of young children has been apprehended and will be held accountable by our judicial system. The law enforcement officers directly involved in this investigation can take pride and satisfaction that their efforts have protected at least one child from an alleged predator.”

“This investigation highlights the continued successful partnership between HSI and the Fort Smith Police Department,” said Raymond R. Parmer, Jr. special agent in charge of HSI New Orleans. “Identifying and investigating those who prey on innocent children via the Internet will continue to be one of HSI’s highest priorities.”

According to the complaint, in January of 2015, Officers with the Fort Smith Police Department began an undercover online investigation directed at individuals who were using the internet to target minors for purposes of engaging in illegal sexual activity. During the operation, an undercover officer entered an internet chat room posing as an adult mother and offering her four year old daughter for sexual exploitation. The undercover officer then made contact with the Defendant, later identified as Donald Wayne Lamoureaux. During the online conversation, the Defendant stated that he was a family practice doctor living in Northeast Arkansas, and provided the undercover officer with a picture of himself. From the information and picture provided, the undercover officer was able to identify the individual as Donald W. Lamoureaux. The Defendant then expressed that he would like to meet the undercover officer and her four year old daughter for sexual purposes. Following more discussion, the undercover officer and the Defendant scheduled a meeting for February 6, 2015 at a hotel in West Plains, Missouri. The
ostensible and stated purpose for the meeting was for the Defendant to sexually abuse the child. On February 2, 2015, the Defendant 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 the Defendant. A deposit in the amount of $300.00 was made by the Defendant on February 4, 2015. Lamoureaux was arrested in West Plains, Missouri on Friday, February 6, 2015, when he arrived at the meet location.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Fort Smith Police Department, the West Plains Police Department, and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts is prosecuting the case for the United States.

Veterans Affairs physician has his medical license suspended on an emergency basis!

Veterans Affairs physician has his medical license suspended on an emergency basis!

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  1. The newest stories are towards the bottom. Please continue to help get this word out as I am still wrongfully out on administrative leave

    Stories currently playing in Phoenix Media regarding mishandling of Vet suicides / suicidal Veterans.
    In the order they have appeared

    Original Story regarding mishandling of suicides / Suicidal Vets

    Phoenix VA employee: Suicides mishandled Phoenix VA employee alleges suicides mishandled at hospital

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    Phoenix VA employee alleges suicides mishandled at hospi…
    A Phoenix VA hospital employee risks it all to speak out to ABC15.He alleges veteran suicides are mishandled at the Carl. T. Hayden VA Medical Center.
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    Second story regarding how Vet treatment records are not secure –

    Whistleblower: VA fails to help vets’ addictions VA whistleblower says vets with addiction problems slipping through the cracks

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    VA whistleblower says vets with addiction problems slipp…
    A new Phoenix VA hospital whistleblower says veterans are in danger when they need help the most.
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    Story regarding me being placed on paid administrative leave –

    VA whistleblower says he was put on admin. leave Phoenix VA whistleblower says he has been placed on administrative leave

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    Phoenix VA whistleblower says he has been placed on adm…
    A whistleblower who has spoken out against the Phoenix Veteran Affairs hospital says he has been placed on administrative leave.
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    Second whistleblower comes forward anonymously –

    VA employee: Suicide prevention mishandled Phoenix VA Hospital scandal: Second Phoenix VA employee says suicide prevention mishandled

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    Phoenix VA Hospital scandal: Second Phoenix VA employe…
    A second Phoenix VA employee alleges the hospital isn’t doing enough to prevent suicides.
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    Chief of Social Work at Phoenix VA responds –

    PHX VA Chief Responds to whistleblower claims Phoenix VA responds to whistleblower allegations

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    Phoenix VA responds to whistleblower allegations
    The Phoenix VA hospital is responding to allegations from two employees who have filed for whistleblower protection to speak out.
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    Fox News Story last night in which a vet has now come forward –

    Whistle blower comes forward claiming VA mishandles suicidal vets

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    Whistle blower comes forward claiming VA mishandles suic…
    It’s been nearly a year since whistle blowers first came forward bringing to light secret waiting lists at the Phoenix Veterans Administration Hospital.Now a new wh…
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    Senator McCain comes to help –

    Phoenix VA whistleblower claims retaliation after being placed on leave

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    Phoenix VA whistleblower claims retaliation after being …
    Brandon Coleman spoke up for veterans at risk of suicide. He wanted to break the cycle of broken promises at the VA. Now, the Phoenix VA employee has been put on le…
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    Senator McCain’s Letter to VA Secretary McDonald –

    http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/17132ac3-23ec-4a89-be80-8b0e45c45c51/2-6-15-letter-to-va-secretary-mcdonald-re-allegations-of-mismanagement-whistleblower-retaliation-at-pvahcs.pdf

    Coverage regarding the audio stating 5 suicidal vets walked out of the ER

    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/28099743/2015/2/13/allegations-surround-the-phoenix-va-over-gaps-in-mental-health-care

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/phoenix-va-scandal-audio-recording-calls-into-question-handling-of-suicides

    Arizona Republic / AZ Central article by reporter Dennis Wagner that was in 2.13.15 paper and USA today

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/investigations/2015/02/12/whistle-blowers-va-still-endangering-suicidal-vets/23336759/

    Update from McCain regarding whistleblower retaliation 2.13.15

    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/sen-john-mccain-boots-on-the-ground-needed-to-fight-isis

    A formerly suicidal vet comes forward who was able to walk out of the ER

    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/28099743/2015/02/12/allegations-surround-the-phoenix-va-over-gaps-in-mental-health-care

    Please forward this information to those who can help and use the information presented so far as you see fit. Hopefully this will help get the word out as to what is really going on. We have to get this fixed!

    Brandon Coleman MA, LISAC
    Addiction Therapist Phoenix VA Medical Center

    I can be reached by cell at 602.446.3929 or by personal email at myshortbus4life@yahoo.com

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