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Ex-teacher, ex-deputy arrested for child porn now under investigation for bringing food baked with ‘bodily fluids’ to school

Livingston Parish authorities are investigating a report of tainted food brought to a school by a former teacher who has been charged, along with her deputy sheriff husband, with dozens of counts of producing pornography with a child under 13 as well as rape and other charges, WBRZ reported.

Dennis Perkins, 44, lost his job with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office when he was arrested late last month. Cynthia Perkins, 34, resigned her job at Westside Junior High School.

Sources told WBRZ that parents of Westside students were notified last week of an investigation into bodily fluids mixed into baked goods and brought to the school from the Perkins’ home.

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The Livingston Parish School District referred questions about the investigation to the attorney general’s office, and Cynthia Perkins attorney refused to offer a comment.

The attorney general’s office provided a blanket statement:

We would like to remind the public and the press that this is a very sensitive investigation involving crimes against child(ren). The victim(s) and family members deserve to have their privacy rights respected by all. The matter is a very serious, ongoing investigation; and we will not make any comments that may negatively impact the rights of the juvenile(s) or that may jeopardize a successful prosecution of these crimes. Our goals are to protect the welfare of the minor child(ren) and to ensure justice is served on the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. We continue to encourage anyone who has information on criminal conduct or potential victims to call our office at 1-800-256-4506.

Both Perkinses have been charged with 60 counts of producing porn with a preteen and two counts of first degree rape. Dennis Perkins has also been charged with three counts of possession of pornography involving a juvenile under age 13, two counts of video voyeurism, and two counts of obscenity.

The attorney general’s office said detectives launched an investigation after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the possible possession and distribution of child pornography. It wasn’t immediately clear how many victims were involved nor if any were local children, but Livingston Parish Schools spokeswoman Delia Taylor said she’d gotten no indication from the attorney general’s office that any of the children were from the district.

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[Featured image: Dennis Perkins and Cynthia Perkins/Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office]