A 47-year-old former deputy sheriff recently pleaded guilty to several child sex crimes and was sentenced to 100 years in prison.
In late 2019, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the “possibility of possession and distribution of child pornography”.
As a result, Cynthia Perkins and her husband, Dennis Perkins, were arrested and jailed at the Livingston Parish Detention Center on 60 counts of producing pornography involving a minor under the age of 13 years old, two counts of first degree rape. First degree, three counts of possession of pornography involving a minor under the age of 13, two counts of viewing voyeuristic videos and two counts of pornography.
Cynthia admitted to helping her husband in the sexual assault of an underage victim, and said she helped him film a scene of a child bathing. Additionally, Cynthia confessed that she mixed the dessert with Dennis’ semen and gave the dessert to her students.
Monday On February 14, 2022, Cynthia Perkins pleaded guilty to second-degree rape, production of child pornography and adulteration of harmful substances.
On January 3, the Louisiana Attorney General announced that Cynthia’s husband had pleaded guilty to second-degree rape, sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, voyeuristic video recording, adulteration of harmful substances, and production of content pornography involving minors under the age of 13.
Dennis is said to have been sentenced by Judge Erika Sledge to 100 years of “unprofitable hard labor”.
Before his arrest, Dennis was a lieutenant in the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and had served there since 2002.
In a statement, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry known as Perkins’ crimes “despicable”.
Landry added, “Our state is suffering from a crime epidemic, and local and state governments will have to make a strong commitment to defeat it. Criminals should be punished for their crimes and victims should be supported. Today my office sent a powerful message to lurking predators:
If you hurt the children, you will get the justice you deserve.”