A teacher in Louisiana just plead guilty to crimes that are so horrific, we feel it’s necessary to put a vomit warning on this story before you read it. The disgraced teacher admitted to giving her students cupcakes that were laced with the semen of her ex-husband, who is currently waiting for his own trial for sex crimes against children charges, authorities say.
Cynthia Perkins, the 36-year-old teacher, pleaded guilty and testified against her ex, Dennis Perkins, who is a 44-year-old man and former SWAT member of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with dozens more sex crimes against children, prosecutors say.
Cynthia Perkins waived her rights to appeal the case, and any rights to try and avoid conviction, but her pleading guilty also means that the victims of her crimes will not have to relive the crimes during her trial. Louisiana AG, Jeff Landry, says that the conviction today is done in the best interests of justice and the victims.
Cynthia was a Jr. High English teacher until she resigned from her position after police raided the home of her and her ex-husband. The Sheriff’s Office fired Dennis Perkins immediately, as he held a special operations lieutenant position within the force.
Investigators said that they received a tip in 2019 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the couple. Police retrieved photographs of the Denham Springs couple posing in the nude with a child, as well as some other evidence while they were serving their search warrant in October of 2019.
Documents from the court also showed pictures of Cynthia Perkins’ students eating cupcakes laced with semen, and also proved that she and her husband raped a child that was between 9-10 years old. Investigators also said they found cameras hidden in the bathroom and attic and even more pictures on one iPhone.
The couple was initially charged with 60 counts of child porn production, rape, as well as other crimes. Dennis Perkins also received charges of video voyeurism, obscenity, and the possession of child pornography.
Jason Ard, the Livingston Sheriff, said that while Perkins was a longtime officer and someone he considered to be a friend, no one can be above the law and that this type of behavior will not be tolerated.
Cynthia plead guilty to second-degree rape, child porn production, and conspiracy mingling of harmful substances. She will come back to court on Friday for her sentencing procedures.
Author: Polly Prince