Court filings indicate disgraced deputy had sex with handcuffed woman during traffic stop
LIVINGSTON - Salacious new court filings are detailing even more wrongdoing tied to a couple accused of sex crimes against children in Livingston Parish. Those documents indicate Dennis Perkins is seen on video having sex with a handcuffed woman on the side of the road during a traffic stop which his attorney disputes.
Dennis Perkins' lawyer, Jarrett Ambeau told WBRZ Friday had had not seen the videos and questioned why his client was not charged with rape for that incident if that's what the video shows.
"I've not seen those videos which brings up an interesting point about why the state hasn't given me videos of my cleint," Ambeau said. "Engages in adult sexual activity that's not contraband. If they thought it was a crime that occurred, they would have charged him with it...related to those videos."
Cynthia Perkins’ lawyers filed court documents Thursday, asking the state to turn over that evidence. Cynthia’s lawyers claim Dennis used his position of authority to coerce women into performing sex acts with him, the documents show.
Prosecutor Barry Milligan said in court, "There's no evidence to support the idea that Dennis Perkins used his position to coerce women into having sex."
Cynthia's lawyer James Spokes filed the motion pertaining to the evidence that he said he had watched, and is the first indicator of what Cynthia's defense might be.
“Folders were organized as if they were trophies of women he had sex with,” the documents said.
Newly filed documents also show Perkins was performing detailed background checks using law enforcement databases and technology, according to Cynthia’s attorneys. Those background checks accompanied the files Dennis had organized.
“Among the many video files recovered, several were found to depict codefendant, Dennis Perkins, engaged in a variety of graphic sex acts with numerous adult women, most of whom have yet to be identified,” the motion states. “Of these videos, several were found to have occurred while Dennis Perkins was on duty as a Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Officer.”
Dennis and Cynthia Perkins are scheduled to face trial next month for their alleged crimes. Both are accused of child rape and child porn.
Cynthia, a school teacher in Livingston Parish, is accused of serving her class treats tainted with Dennis’ semen.
A judge granted a motion Friday to have both Cynthia and Dennis tried separately. A request to have their trials moved to another date was denied, however.
Both sides said they would appeal.
"I think she got the matter to continue wrong," Ambeau said. "I have a death penalty case going on the same day in East Feliciana Parish which I've been hired for two and a half years before this event even occurred."
The Attorney General's Office issued the following statement.
"We are seeking an emergency writ on the motion to sever. As it currently stands, the trial for Mr. Perkins is set for July 12. We look forward to trial and getting justice for the victims."