YEARS BEFORE DEPUTY’S CHILD SEX CRIMES ARREST, JASON ARD VOUCHED FOR DEPUTY LABELED “HIGH RISK” HIRE
October 29, 2019
Chris Nakamoto, Erin McWilliams
BATON ROUGE- Documents the WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered in federal court show disgraced deputy Dennis Perkins was considered a “high risk” hire back in 2002, when a polygraph test was administered to him prior to being employed at the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office. At that time, then-deputy Jason Ard vouched for Perkins, calling him “of good character” and saying Perkins would make an excellent employee.
The WBRZ Investigative Unit found Perkins, who is now accused of 60 counts of child pornography and two counts of child