Cynthia Perkins, 36, was sentenced to 41 years in prison on Friday. And her sentence could have been even heavier if she hadn’t made a deal with the Louisiana district attorney. During this agreement, the ex-teacher confessed to having committed a whole series of sexual crimes: from child pornography to second-degree rape, including a mixture of harmful substances, reports The Livingston Parish News.
The 30-year-old and her husband, Dennis Perkins, were arrested in 2019 and charged with no less than 150 counts related to sex crimes. They are notably accused of having raped a child together. Investigators have also found photos of them naked with their victim. After this arrest, Cynthia filed for divorce. She told investigators that her husband had manipulated her into committing these acts.
In particular, the 30-year-old is accused of having served her students at Westside Junior High School cupcakes containing her husband’s sperm. As part of the arrangement concluded with the ex-teacher, justice agreed to drop 68 of the charges against her. In exchange, the ex-teacher will have to testify against her husband during his trial in May. “She not only waived any right of appeal and any attempt to avoid a conviction, but she also saved victims from reliving these horrific crimes during a trial,” said Jeff Landry, prosecutor. of Louisiana.