Gonzales Man Pleads Guilty to Indecent Behavior and Felony Carnal Knowledge Charges

          On May 14, 2019, William Perkins of 13045 Depen St. Gonzales, LA., age 23, pled guilty to Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile (2 counts) and Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Perkins was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Joni Buquoi, and presiding over these matters was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following separate criminal investigations.  

          On March 13, 2018, detectives with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested William Perkins for Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile and Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile after learning that Perkins had been engaged in an ongoing sexual relationship with a juvenile female. Perkins was booked into the Ascension Parish Detention Center.

          On March 16, 2018, while incarcerated, detectives interviewed Perkins regarding an incident that had been reported in 2017. During this interview, detectives learned that Perkins had inappropriately touched a juvenile female relative. Perkins was charged with an additional count of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charges pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Perkins was sentenced to 12 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. Upon release from incarceration, the defendant must register and notify as a sex offender or child predator.