KIRAN: Bail bonds company puts up commercial surety to bond out Melanie Curtin

KIRAN: Bail bonds company puts up commercial surety to bond out Melanie Curtin
Melanie Curtin, 41, of Denham Springs, La., was arrested by agents with the Attorney General Office's Louisiana Bureau of Investigation in New Orleans on Feb. 1, 2020. (Source: Office of Louisiana Attorney General)

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Melanie Barnett Curtin bonded out from the Livingston Parish jail late Wednesday night, according to multiple sources.

Curtin’s bond was set at $350,000 for the two charges she is facing: first-degree rape and video voyeurism.

The 9News Investigators have learned a $350,000 commercial surety bond was posted to ensure Curtin’s release.

Records show David Babin of Absolute Best Bail Bonds bonded Curtin out of the Livingston Parish jail at 10:33 p.m. on Feb. 5.

A condition of the bond is that Curtin must wear GPS monitoring.

Records from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office show Curtin is able to leave the state as long as she is present for her next court date of Mar. 12. Curtin is not required to call and advise of when she is leaving the state, according to the record.

Curtin was arrested Saturday as she came off of a cruise ship in New Orleans and had been locked up since then.

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She is accused of the first-degree rape of an adult alongside Dennis Perkins on Nov. 8, 2014.

Court records say Dennis Perkins is accused of first-degree rape for “sex with an adult victim” on Nov. 8, 2014, with the assistance of the “unidentified adult female perpetrator.”

Multiple sources have confirmed Curtin is that unidentified adult female.

Curtin is the third arrest in the Dennis and Cynthia Perkins case in Livingston Parish.

Dennis and Cynthia are accused of child rape, producing child pornography, and participating in feeding desserts laced with semen to school children. Dennis is also accused of sexual abuse of an animal. The couple did plea not guilty to all the felonies.

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office is the lead investigating agency of the Perkins case. The Livingston Parish District Attorney’s Office recused themselves from the Curtin case so the AG’s Office will now prosecute that as well.

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