Teacher Sentenced To 40 Years For Putting Husband’s Sperm In Students’ Cupcakes

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A teacher in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to lacing cupcakes for her students with her husband’s sperm as well as a whole host of other sex crimes. She maintains that her actions were at the behest of her husband, Dennis Perkins.

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Cynthia Perkins, 36, took a plea deal in Livingston on Monday. The deal saw her plead guilty to second-degree rape, child pornography, and mingling of harmful substances in exchange for her testimony against her former husband.

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Her now-ex-husband, Dennis Perkins, was also arrested with her in 2019 for more than 150 sex-related crimes, including sexually abusing a child with Cynthia.

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Cynthia’s harmful substance charge came after she put Dennis’ sperm inside cupcakes that she gave to her students at Westside Junior High, according to authorities.

Sixty-eight other charges were dismissed under her plea deal and she will testify against Dennis at his trial.

A statement from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry read, “She not only waived any right to appeal, and attempt to avoid conviction, but she also spared the victims from reliving her horrific crimes during this particular trial.”

Cynthia was sentenced to 40 years in prison today. Before sentencing, she gave an apology to her family, friends, coworkers, students, and victims. She is sentenced to hard labor with no probation or parole and will have to register as a sex offender for life.

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She filed for divorce from Dennis in the aftermath of the arrests and claimed that Dennis manipulated her into committing the assorted crimes.

They were arrested after authorities received a tip at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Investigators found nude pictures of both Cynthia and Dennis with a minor.

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Cynthia left Westside Junior High the day after her arrest and Dennis was fired from the Livingston Parish Sherrif’s Office, where he worked as a deputy.

Dennis will go to trial in May on more than 150 charges.