Who is Cynthia Perkins? Biography
Cynthia T. Perkins is an American offender widely searched for being guilty to charges of second-degree rape, production of child pornography, and conspiracy of mingling harmful substances.
Cynthia Perkins Case Summary
Cynthia Perkins is expected to be sentenced to 41 years in prison after pleading guilty to three felony sex-crimes charges on Monday
The former middle school teacher admitted to giving her students cupcakes laced with her now ex-husband’s sperm on at least two occasions
She also pleaded guilty to second-degree rape and producing child porn
Cynthia was initially charged with 72 felony counts but most were dropped in her plea deal which requires her to testify against her ex, Dennis Perkins
Dennis, a former sheriff’s lieutenant, will face trial in May; Cynthia alleges he manipulated her into committing the sex crimes
Cynthia Perkins Age
Perkins is 36 years of age as of 2022, she was born in the United States. She has been celebrating her birthday every year together with her family and friends. We are keeping tabs on Boetsch’s age and will update this section with more information about her date of birth once available.
Cynthia Perkins Height
Cynthia stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches approximately 1.69 m. Her weight, hair color, eye color, bra size, waist and bust size will be updated as soon as the details are available.
Cynthia Perkins Parents
Perkins was born to both parents (mother and father) in a large-sized family setting in Ohio. Details about her mother and father’s name and what they do for a living are currently unavailable, however, she was raised alongside her siblings. Nevertheless, as soon as credible information about her father, mother, brothers and sisters is available, we shall update all Cynthia’s family members immediately.
Cynthia Perkins Husband
Cynthia is no longer married to Dennis Perkins. She is currently single.
Cynthia Perkins Daughter
Cynthia and her ex-husband have a daughter.
Cynthia Perkins Case Update
A Louisiana middle school teacher will face a sentence of 41 years in prison after pleading guilty to a slew of sex-crimes charges including giving her students cupcakes laced with her then-husband’s sperm.
Cynthia Perkins, 39, accepted a plea deal on Monday – hours before jury selection was slated to begin for her trial – which resulted in the dismissal of 68 charges and agreement to testify against her ex-husband, disgraced sheriff’s lieutenant Dennis Perkins.
The former Westside Junior High School teacher pleaded guilty to second-degree rape, producing child pornography and conspiracy mingling of harmful substances
Cynthia and Dennis, both 46, were arrested in 2019 on more than 150 sex-crimes charges, including sexually abusing a child together.
Prosecutors told the Livingston Parish News they received ‘the blessing’ from the juvenile victim’s family to accept the plea deal, ‘knowing that 40 years is… a pretty long time in prison.’ They added that the three charges Perkins pleaded guilty to ‘were representative of what she had done.’
Cynthia and Dennis were arrested in October 2019 when authorities found a photo of the pair naked with a minor after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Dennis, who was fired from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office following his arrest, was indicted on 78 felony counts. Dennis had worked with the sheriff’s office since 2002 and was head of the SWAT team when he was arrested.
Cynthia, who resigned from her junior high school teaching job the day she was arrested, was hit with 72 felony counts in the indictment.
She had taught English language arts at Westside Junior High School since 2016. Prior to that, she worked at North Live Oak Elementary and Live Oak Middle School for four years.
Cynthia filed for divorce shortly after her arrest, alleging that Dennis had manipulated her into committing the crimes.
By accepting the plea deal on Monday, Cynthia waived any right to an appeal and an attempt to avoid conviction.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry also said she ‘spared the victims from reliving her horrific crimes during this particular trial.’
Her attorney, James Spokes, called the plea deal ‘the best possible outcome.’
‘We weighed all the options and available information, and considering the circumstances… We really feel as though this was the best decision,’ Spokes said.
‘Cynthia decided this was in her best interest. She feels a lot of remorse over what’s happened. We side with her when she says this was the best decision she could make at this time.
‘This is not the kind of case where people are going home happy, but this was the best possible outcome.’
The former teacher will also testify against Dennis in his upcoming trial, set to begin in May. The prosecution argued that her testimony would extremely helpful to their case.
Spokes added that testifying gives Cynthia the opportunity to ‘tell her side of the story of what happened and be a part of bringing Dennis Perkins to justice.’
The former couple had also been hit with four lawsuits accusing them of feeding baked goods containing Dennis’ semen to Cynthia’s class at Westside Junior High School on two separate occasions in 2018 and 2019.
One of the complaints alleged that the father of a student who ate the contaminated cupcakes has fallen into a debilitating depression over the incident and has not been able to find gainful employment.
Another lawsuit claimed that a student and a parent have been afflicted by mental health and behavioral problems, and have not been able to sleep since the cupcakes incident.
In a suit filed last May, a student’s parents alleged that Cynthia showed the girl inappropriate images, and that she also photographed and videotaped the minor.
All four lawsuits, which were filed separately, also accused the Livingston Parish School Board of negligence.
It remains unclear at this time if the lawsuits will be taken any further.