C., was online in a public chat room and began chatting with someone using the username "daddylooking4fam," later identified as Hiner. user utilizing the screen name "Matthew Hiner." The user of "Matthew Hiner" sent the agent five photographs which Hiner described as depicting himself and a 5-year-old child.
Username "daddylooking4fam" posted "i’m a single 25 year old active bi dad of a 5 year old son from usa." The agent then engaged in a private chat conversation with "daddylooking4fam." During this chat, "daddylooking4fam" told the officer that he had shared custody of a 5-year-old child. The first photograph depicted a photograph of a child who Hiner described as a 5-year-old child to whom he had access.
Hiner still faces three rape counts and one count of sexual assault in the 2nd degree in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
"Our office is committed to protecting the innocence of society’s most vulnerable victims, our children, especially when they are being abused by those they trust the most." Thyer stated.
- Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Donald Wayne Lamoureaux, age 68, of Ash Flat, Arkansas, appeared today in The United States District Court in Fort Smith before The Honorable P. Holmes, III to enter a Change of Plea of Guilty to the charge of Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. 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.
Lamoureaux previously practiced family medicine in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas and Dexter, Missouri and was also employed at the VA Medical facility in West Plains, Missouri. 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.” According to court records, officers with the Fort Smith Police Department began an undercover online investigation on January 4, 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 entered an internet chat room posing as an adult mother offering her four year old daughter for sexual exploitation.
Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with David Shepard, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), announced today that United States District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright sentenced Matthew Hiner, age 28, of Cabot, to 300 months, or 25 years, in federal prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by a Parent.
"Today’s sentence cannot undue the harm done by Hiner but it does send the message that actions like his will not be tolerated and will result in lengthy prison sentences." "The Little Rock Field Office of the FBI is dedicated to investigating and stopping the kind of heinous acts of abuse which were committed by Hiner on innocent children," Shepard said.
"We would like to thank our partners at the United States Attorney’s Office for their continued dedication to prosecuting predators like Hiner." The FBI led the investigation.
Hiner also took pictures of the 11-year-old and himself engaging in sex acts. When Hiner is released upon completion of his 25 year sentence, he will serve a lifetime of supervised release.
Conditions of his supervised release require him to register as a sex offender and have no contact with minors under the age of 18.
"Daddylooking4fam" said that he was "looking for a like-minded family to merge with and raise a very loving and active family with." "Daddylooking4fam" then asked the agent to chat on a private Yahoo! The second photograph depicted an adult male standing in front of a house. The remaining three photographs depicted sexually explicit images of Hiner and the child. After being read his rights, Hiner admitted that he had been in incest chat sites and had engaged in sex acts with the five-year-old child and his friend’s 11- and 8-year-old sons.