Green Forest man and Hardy physician sentenced for Internet-related crimes | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Green Forest man and Hardy physician sentenced for Internet-related crimes

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM

An Internet stalker and a physician who tried to arrange sex with children on-line have received federal prison sentences, the U.S. attorney's office in Fort Smith has announced.

* Steven Lesmeister, 39, of Green Forest, was sentenced to 105 months in federal prison for stalking three teens, two of them minors, on the Internet by sending sexually explicit and threatening text messages and videos to their email accounts.

He was sentenced on three counts pertaining to actions from 2014 to 2015 against young women in Virginia, New York and North Carolina. According to the release:

The man in the video would call them by their first name and told at least one of the victims that he knew her full name, address, type of car she drove, place of employment, and where she attended school. Lesmeister was subsequently located and arrested; officers seized and searched his IPad and IPhone revealing numerous email and social media accounts that he had created. His IPad contained the videos that had been sent to some of the victims. It was discovered that Lesmeister had sent hundreds of friend requests to teenage girls on Facebook where he was able to obtain their personal information that he then used to stalk them

* Dr. Donald Wayne Lamoureaux, 69, of Hardy, a physician who practiced in Arkansas and Missouri, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being caught in a Fort Smith police sting aimed at people trying to entice minors into sexual activity. Said the release:

During the operation, an undercover officer entered an internet chat room posing as an adult mother 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, Lamoureaux 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. Lamoureaux 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 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. 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 on February 4, 2015. He was arrested in West Plains, Missouri on Friday, February 6, 2015, when he arrived at the meeting location. 

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