LPSO employee and wife arrested on rape, pornography charges

Woman was a teacher in Livingston Parish

Jim Hanzo
October 23, 2019 - 6:22 pm

The Times Picayune/The Advocate

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Attorney General Jeff Landry announced a high-ranking Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office employee and his wife, a former junior high teacher, have been arrested on counts of first-degree rape and production of pornography involving juveniles.  

44-year-old Dennis W. Perkins, and his wife 34-year-old Cynthia Thompson Perkins, also of Denham Springs, was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center at 4:39 a.m. Wednesday and was being held on a $500,000 bond.

Dennis Perkins was booked into the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office on one count of obstruction of justice. 

Additional counts are pending regarding production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of first-degree rape, three counts of possession of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of video voyeurism, and two counts of obscenity, Landry said.

Cynthia Perkins is being charged with 60 counts of production of pornography involving a juvenile under the age of 13 and two counts of first-degree rape, according to Landry. 

According to a Facebook page matching the woman’s name and image listed she was a teacher in Livingston Parish and worked at Westside Junior High in Walker.  Sources did confirm that. 

“It is a sad day for us, for all law enforcement officers, when you arrest one of your own,” Sheriff Jason Ard said in the release. “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 and effort into this community, but as I have said in the past, no one is above the law.”

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