Deputy And Schoolteacher Wife Charged With 130 Counts Of Child Porn, Rape

Former Livingston Parish Sheriff's Lt. Dennis "Denny" Perkins and his wife, Cynthia Perkins, have been arrested.

Livingston Parish, LA – A now-former Livingston Parish sheriff’s lieutenant and his schoolteacher wife have been arrested on a combined total of over 130 charges, including producing child pornography and child rape.

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office (LPSO) Special Operations Unit Lieutenant Dennis “Denny” Perkins, 44, was fired on Monday, one day before he was arrested in connection with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office’s probe, WAFB reported.

His wife, 34-year-old Westside Junior High schoolteacher Cynthia Perkins, was arrested on Wednesday.

Cynthia resigned from her position earlier that morning.

The investigation, which was initiated based on a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was a joint effort among the LPSO, the Louisiana State Police (LSP), and the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI), WAFB reported.

Investigators uncovered photos that showed both suspects nude with a nude child among the evidence they seized, police said.

The number of alleged victims involved in the case has not been released, The Advocate reported.

Dennis was arrested during a fishing trip in Toledo Bend on Tuesday, according to WAFB.

He was initially charged with obstruction of justice for throwing his cell phone into the river when he discovered that law enforcement officers had responded there to take him into custody.

He was transferred to the Livingston Parish Detention Center on Wednesday, where he was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, three counts of possession of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of obscenity, and two counts of video voyeurism, WAFB reported.

His bond was set at $1,675,000, and he was subsequently transferred to the Ascension Parish jail for his own safety.

Cynthia has been charged with two counts of first-degree rape and 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13.

Her bond was set at $500,000.

“It is a sad day for us, for all law enforcement officers, when you arrest one of your own,” Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard told WAFB on Wednesday. “We at the LPSO work hard every day to retain the trust placed in us by our citizens.”

“This was a veteran law enforcement officer, one who had dedicated a lot of time and effort into this community, but as I have said in the past, no one is above the law,” Sheriff Ard said. “This type of alleged behavior will not be tolerated by me or anyone at the LPSO. I do not condone these alleged acts. I am disappointed.”

Sheriff Ard said he had always considered Dennis to be a family member and a friend.

“We are assisting and offering to cooperate in any way we can,” the sheriff added.

Dennis was hired by LPSO in 2002, and was the leader of the agency’s SWAT team prior to being fired from the force, The Advocate reported.

The Livingston Parish School District issued a statement about the Cynthia’s arrest on Wednesday, according to KALB.

“Livingston Parish Public Schools are committed to the safety and security of all our students and employees and is also committed to working with the proper authorities as needed through the course of this investigation,” the district said.

“Protecting Louisiana children is one of my top priorities,” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said in a statement posted to Facebook by the LPSO. “My office and I will continue to do all we can to find and arrest child predators.”

Comments (53)
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maksdaddy09
maksdaddy09

They need to put him in Genpop and let his crime be made public.

Ofcr.Tammy
Ofcr.Tammy

Why is there such a huge amount of pedophiles & child porn traffickers from Law Enforcement after priests.

At least with priests you can blame celibacy & team of well funded law firms,

But every year there are just so many of these cases,

one or two seems like a reasonable statistic, but this may be the 9th or 10th story of this year.

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

Statistically there aren't that many LEO's charges with it, but one is one too many. There was a deputy in my area that worked the cases, and I like you thought the was an overly large amount of LEO's arrested for child porn charges. Here she arrested (unverified) 5 or 6 arrested, THAT is well above the average, in a three year time frame. Every job has their BAD APPLES, but I think the LEO's being caught think they'll never be caught, because they know the laws and how investigations work. Like someone else said, put the POS in gen pop, let them feel what is like to be violated.

Motorcop43
Motorcop43

Doctors, judges, lawyers, priests, childcare workers etc. Every part of society has these sick bastards!

Motorcop43
Motorcop43

We are getting much better at catching them!!

DNW
DNW

Tag-team! Perv. LEO and yet another specimen from the apparent legion of predatorial bimbos infesting the education system. This incident opens a whole rash of related questions, like how many missing children would be alive and well with their families today if not for some pedo officer(s) in unique position to cover for these crimes. Disturbing. Based on what's quoted here the sheriff unfortunately seems more upset at his buddy being arrested than any suffering on the part of victims. Kudos to those who put these people behind bars.

LEO0301
LEO0301

If the accusations are true, and they certainly seem to be, this guy and his lovely bride should never see the light of day.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Stupid him and his wife are sick

JBo
JBo

Life in prison for these two would be a gift...the law needs to change to allow capital punishment for these offenses, or maybe a two time trial execution.

SeekingSeo4u
SeekingSeo4u

These degenerate people should be put to sleep slowly. I have no regard or feelings for trash that harm children.

Oakwood 58
Oakwood 58

He should be castrated, and shove his piece in his mouth! Those are someone's children. That couple are real POS, someone mentioned put him and her both in gen pop, let the prisoners do what they will 😂🤣 that LEO would be someone's BITCH! HAVE AT IT DUDE GET YOU SOME😂😂😂.

ein-vogel-frei
ein-vogel-frei

I appreciate the Crips, Bloods, MS13 and Aryan Skinheads coming together in racial harmony - when a pedo gets in.

Brechlintom2
Brechlintom2

Why was her bond set at half of his?? She should have had the same. Oh wait, she's a women, I forget.

t-man
t-man

Ohhh, I see...the pussy pass with a 1.2 million less of a bond. They both should be held without bond in my opinion.

EMarie
EMarie

Because these crimes are not broadcasted by the news networks unless they can single out Religion or First Responders.

lorelie63
lorelie63

dis gust ing. hope they both rot in hell.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What disgusting pieces of shit!!! They both worked in positions of trust and operated in unison as predators!!! Once convicted, they need to die slow painful deaths!!!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

They need to put these 2 away for life. They had the perfect set up. The wife to get kids from the school and the husband to use his position to circumvent any legal problems. He knew the law and who was watching and where. He wasn't just any cop. He was the leader of the SWAT team.

elrayoex
elrayoex

If the charges are true, they both need a small-calibre bullet to the right place in the back of the head. You CANNOT fix these sub-humans.

Kevcali
Kevcali

You couldn't write a better script. You wonder where these ideas come from and how in the hell anyone can carry them out. I don't know about gen pop. He'd be dead too soon. Let him have a FWB cellmate

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

There are wolves inside everywhere no doubt about it! Turn them both over to general population sick piece's of shit! Yes Jbo it sound be capital punishment

In God We Trust
In God We Trust

From his mouth to God's Ear: “This was a veteran law enforcement officer, one who had dedicated a lot of time and effort into this community, but as I have said in the past, no one is above the law,” Sheriff Ard said. YES; ONE set of Scales to Judge and Jury everyone; Regardless of Race, Creed, Color Ethnicity, Perceived Gender or anything Else. AMEN

SgtOkieHoma
SgtOkieHoma

Hoping swift and harsh justice is served.

navajowinds99
navajowinds99

bryantrent We can all rationalize that's a fact and no amount of help can change them.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

They should be bound by their wrists and ankles then use a Log Splitter to Split Them Open by their Rectums while they are fully conscious!

Disgusted12
Disgusted12

I do not understand these people. They should be put in a cell with the most horrific abuser in jail where they can be tortured every day. If you abuse a child you are nothing but scum and should be treated as such. You will answer to a higher power soon as well.