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Former Deputy And Former Schoolteacher Plead Not Guilty To Over 100 Counts Of Child Sexual Abuse

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA. (WAFB) – A former high-ranking Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy and his wife have both entered pleas of not guilty during their arraignments in court. A grand jury indicted Dennis Perkins, 44, on 78 felonies and his wife Cynthia Perkins, 34, on 72 felonies.

 

Dennis is a former Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy and Cynthia is a former teacher at Westside Junior High School in Walker. Both are accused of child rape, producing child pornography, and participating in feeding desserts laced with semen to school children.

 

Here is a breakdown of their counts:

Dennis

  • 5 counts of first-degree rape
  • 1 count attempted first-degree rape
  • 3 counts of sexual battery against a child under 13
  • 4 counts of video voyeurism
  • 1 count of mingling harmful substances
  • 1 count of obscenity
  • 1 count of possession of child pornography
  • 61 counts of producing child pornography
  • 1 count of sexually abusing animal/dog

Cynthia

  • 3 counts first-degree rape
  • 1 count attempted first-degree rape
  • 4 counts sexual battery of a child under 13
  • 1 count of mingling harmful substances
  • 61 counts of producing child porn

They could face up to 6,000 years in prison, Assistant Attorney General Matt Derbes added outside the Livingston Parish courthouse. Despite the fact that both are currently in separate prisons, Cynthia has also filed for a restraining order against her husband. In the filed paperwork, Cynthia says Dennis “has made sufficient threats that render her fearful of the defendant.”

 

David Bourland, the attorney initially representing Dennis, decided to step down from the case and stop representing Perkins Dec. 18. In his motion to be released as counsel of record, Bourland said he and Perkins “are not able to work together towards a mutually agreeable defense.” Bourland said he did not believe he could “move forward in a cooperative and effective assistance to the defense of this matter as constitutionally assured.”

On Dec. 18, Baton Rouge attorney, Jarrett Ambeau, announced he would be representing Dennis.

The next court date for Dennis and Cynthia Perkins is March 6, 2020

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