State Police clarify 2014 allegations against deputy accused of sex crimes

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BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) State Police are clarifying a 2014 incident involving Dennis Perkins, the former Livingston Parish Lieutenant Deputy accused of more than 60 child sex crimes.

In 2014, Perkins was investigated for a reported inappropriate interaction with a juvenile girl. Last week, State Police revisited the case at the request of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and confirmed no crime was committed. The following statement was released.

“In 2014, LSP received information from a third party regarding Perkins. LSP referred the information to LPSO for review of Perkins’ actions. LPSO was already aware of the allegations based on information they had also received. LSP was advised LPSO did not need further assistance. Upon Perkins’ recent arrest, out of an abundance of caution, LSP revisited the allegation. Last week, LSP confirmed that no criminal act occurred in 2014.”

Wednesday, Dennis Perkins will make his first appearance in court for a bond hearing. His wife Cynthia Perkins, a former Livingston Parish School teacher is being held without bond as of Monday. The Attorney General’s Office is handling the investigation.

“We are very pleased with the ruling of the court today, we are very happy that the judge recognized the gravity of the situation and has decided to keep Cynthia Perkins in jail where she belongs,” Chief Deputy Director of the Attorney General’s criminal division Matthew Derbes said.
“We look forward to obtaining the same result on Wednesday.”

Perkins will appear in court for the first time Wednesday morning at 9 am at the Livingston Parish Court House.

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