Couple Indicted on 150 Felony Counts

Cynthia Perkins, 34, and Dennis Perkins, 44 of Livingston Parish, Louisiana.

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Dennis and Cynthia Perkins were arrested in late October after a tip came into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and sparked a joint investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation (LBI), Louisiana State Police, and Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

 

Tuesday morning the case was presented to a Louisiana Grand Jury and mere hours later, they agreed unanimously to not only indict on the charges presented, but to also add dozens of charges to the list.

 

Dennis and Cynthia are now being indicted on 150 counts between the two of them.  The breakdown is as follows:

 

Dennis-

  • 5 counts of first-degree rape
  • 1 count attempted first-degree rape
  • 3 counts of sexual battery against a child under 13
  • 4 counts of video voyeurism
  • 1 count of mingling harmful substances
  • 1 count of obscenity
  • 1 count of possession of child pornography
  • 61 counts of producing child pornography
  • 1 count of sexually abusing animal/dog

 

Cynthia-

  • 3 counts first-degree rape
  • 1 count attempted first-degree rape
  • 4 counts sexual battery of a child under 13
  • 1 count of mingling harmful substances
  • 61 counts of producing child porn

 

The Attorney General's office has stated that the investigation is still ongoing as they are wading through "a mountain of evidence."

 

Outside the court house on Tuesday, Assistant Attorney General Matt Derbes said that the two face "multiple life sentences" and if they were convicted on all charges they could face a total of 6,000 years in prison.

 

Dennis and Cynthia remain held without bond.  “We’re very confident, given the charges, that they’re not going to get out of jail before the trial,” Derbes said.

 

Dennis is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow at 1 pm.  His attorney, J. David Bourland, had previously filed a motion to be removed from the case citing an inability for him and his client to agree on a defense strategy.  That motion will be presented before the judge for approval tomorrow.

 

A date for their arraignment on charges has not yet been announced.

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