BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC Local 33)(Fox 44) – A former high-ranking Livingston Parish Sheriff’s deputy accused of child sex crimes has been relocated for “security reasons”.
Dennis Perkins is now being kept at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel. That’s according to Ken Pastorick, a spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, who confirmed the details to NBC Local 33/Fox 44 Wednesday. Elayn Hunt is a state-run prison in Iberville Parish.
Pastorick said Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard requested the transfer Tuesday.
Perkins had been sitting in the Ascension Parish jail after being transferred from the Livingston Parish jail for his own “safety” shortly after his arrest nearly two weeks ago.
Perkins and his wife, Cynthia Perkins were both arrested and charged with 60 counts of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13 and two counts of first degree rape. Dennis himself is facing an additional two counts of video voyeurism and one count of obscenity.
Cynthia had worked as a teacher with the Livingston Parish School System. She taught at Westside Junior High School in Walker. She’s scheduled to make another appearance in court Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
Dennis is being kept in a cell at Elayn separate from other inmates as he awaits trial.