A former Louisiana sheriff’s deputy husband and ex-teacher wife who were arrested in October on rape charges also gave students cupcakes that were tainted with bodily fluids, multiple lawsuits have alleged.
WBRZ reported that four civil lawsuits, the latest filed last week, accused Dennis Perkins, 44, of putting his semen in batches of cupcakes that his wife, Cynthia Perkins, 35, served to Westside Junior High School students in November 2018 and May 2019.
According to The Advocate, the most recent lawsuit not only alleged that Cynthia Perkins gave a female student the tainted cupcakes, but that she also showed the student sexually-explicit images in addition to photographing and videotaping her.
In other lawsuits citing the incident, a father of a student who consumed the cupcakes said they’ve been unable to find a job due to crippling depression. Another lawsuit stated that a parent and student have suffered behavioral, mental health, and sleep issues due to the ordeal.
All four lawsuits have accused the Livingston Parish school system of either being negligent in hiring Cynthia Perkins or supervising her behavior. The suits also claimed the school district failed to prevent the English teacher from serving homemade food, which directly violates protocol.
Cynthia and Dennis Perkins are facing charges of rape, sexual battery, video voyeurism, mingling harmful substances, obscenity, and producing child pornography, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Dennis Perkins faces additional charges of animal rape and sexual assault charges for alleged incidents that occurred way earlier and didn’t involve his wife.
Cynthia Perkins resigned from her teaching job the day she was arrested. Dennis Perkins, who led the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office’s SWAT Team, was fired following his arrest.
The couple remains jailed. A trial date is pending.
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[Featured image: Dennis Perkins and Cynthia Perkins/Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office]