Denham couple arrested; charged with 60 counts of child porn

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UPDATE:

The Livingston District Attorney’s office has announced that they are recusing themselves from the Perkins case.

Dennis Perkins is set to appear in court on Wednesday, October 30th.

His wife Cynthia Perkins is set to appear in court on Monday, October 28th.

ORIGINAL:

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office has confirmed the arrest of a husband and wife from Denham Springs.

“Protecting Louisiana children is one of my top priorities,” said General Landry. “So my office and I will continue to do all we can to find and arrest child predators.”

34-year old Cynthia Perkins of Denham Springs, was arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center. She is being held on the following charges:

  • 60 counts of Production of Pornography Involving a Juvenile under the age of 13
  • 2 counts of First Degree Rape

Her husband, 44 year old Dennis Perkins, was arrested and booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on Obstruction of Justice. He is being transported to the Livingston Parish Detention Center where he will be booked on the following charges:

  • 60 counts of Production of Pornography Involving a Juvenile under the age of 13
  • 2 counts of First Degree Rape
  • 3 counts of Possession of Pornography Involving a Juvenile under the age of 13
  • 2 counts of Video Voyeurism
  • 2 counts of Obscenity

Both arrests were the result of a joint investigation with the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI), Louisiana State Police, and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Mrs. Perkins was a teacher at a middle school in Livingston Parish. LPSS released the following statement about the case:

An employee of Livingston Parish Public Schools has resigned today as the result of an ongoing investigation by law enforcement.
Livingston Parish Public School officials became aware of the investigation early this morning and met with the employee, at which time the resignation was rendered and accepted.
The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation. All questions concerning the investigation should be directed to the office’s investigation division at 225-326-6100.
Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to the safety and security of all students and employees and is committed to working with the proper authorities as needed through the course of this investigation.

Mr. Perkins worked with “Special Operations” with LPSO. His employment was also terminated.

Denny Perkins was a lieutenant with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office & was over ‘Special Operations’. He served at the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office since 2002.

Denny Perkins was terminated when Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard was made aware of charges & evidence provided by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office.

‘It is a sad day for us, for all law enforcement officers, when you arrest one of your own. We at the LPSO work hard everyday to retain the trust placed in us by our citizens. I understand this was a veteran law enforcement officer, one who had dedicated a lot of time & effort into this community, but as I have said in the past – no one is above the law. 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. I have always considered Denny a friend & a family member. The Attorney General’s Office is leading this investigation. We are assisting & offering to cooperate in any way we can.’ – Sheriff Ard

We’ll provide more details on this case as they are made available.

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