Deputy Sheriff and School Teacher Wife Arrested on Child Porn And Sex Crimes

WBRZ2 (ABC affiliate) reported that a Deputy Sheriff and former school teacher have been arrested on child pornography and rape charges.

The article states:

In a series of interviews Wednesday, officials with ties to the disturbing child sex crime investigation involving a sheriff’s deputy and teacher insinuated there are numerous victims in the case.

Dennis Perkins and his wife Cynthia were arrested last week on dozens of sex crimes charges involving children. Dennis Perkins was, until he was arrested, a Livingston Parish sheriff’s deputy. Cynthia Perkins was a middle school teacher.

In an interview following a court hearing Wednesday morning that determined Dennis Perkins should be held without bond, prosecutors revealed they are in the process of contacting victims.

“We have our best people working around the clock. [We are] actively reaching out to known victims. We just ask them to be patient. We’re going to get through this,” prosecutor Matthew Derbes said.

In a simultaneous news conference, Sheriff Jason Ard repeatedly acknowledged “victims” tied to the case, but did not say how the victims – believed to be juveniles – are related or know Dennis and Cynthia Perkins.

“We have to be able to filter information in such a way that protects the identities of these kids,” Derbes said. “That’s the most important thing here.”

Since the Perkins’ arrest last week, authorities have shied away from linking specific victims or groups of victims to the case.

Case information Wednesday and at a hearing involving Cynthia Perkins Monday was shared with the judge in private and then sealed, which is allowed by law.

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