Judge: No More Delays in Trial of University Park Woman Accused of Distributing Child Porn

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Erika Perdue
Almost a year ago, Erika Perdue, a 41-year-old "socialite" from a tony University Park neighborhood, was arrested and indicted on charges of distributing lots and lots of child pornography. As we reported that July, she was released to a rehab center in Argyle two days after her arrest, but was booted out for attempting suicide. Her psychologists and the administration at the rehab facility agreed that she constituted a danger to herself and others, leading her probation officer to request that the court find her in violation of the conditions of her pretrial release. The judge agreed, and she was taken into custody.

That was almost nine months ago. Since then, we've received an astonishing number of emails from people wanting updates on the Perdue case, most of them from people claiming to be her neighbors.

"All of the sudden people are seeing her green "MY SYN" car driving around town again," one person wrote, describing herself as a "near-neighbor" to the Perdues. "Is she OUT? A bunch of parents in UP are starting to worry - do you have access to information on her case?"

Since the rumor mill up in University Park appears to be churning full-speed, here's an update. According to one of her lawyers, Patrick McLain, Perdue is being held at the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center, a federal detention center in Tarrant County, about 20 miles southeast of Fort Worth. There's no indication that she's been anywhere other than the rehab facility and Mansfield since her arrest, including driving the streets of UP in her green MY SYN mobile.

Since she was detained in late June, her attorneys have asked for no less than five continuances in the case. The first was in July, as her attorneys requested more time to review the forensic evidence found on Perdue's computers and other electronic devices. In September, attorney Deborah Goodall asked for the second continuance, but asked that the reasons for it be sealed, "due to potential scrutiny by the media, as has occurred in the past. On a prior occasion the contents of a motion filed on Defendant's behalf, which contained personal medical information, were quoted in news accounts in televised and written media. Accordingly, the Defendant believes it is in the interests of justice for the grounds to be related only to the Court and the government."

That request was granted, as were additional requests for more time, one in November and two more in March. On March 29, McLain, who'd been newly hired onto Perdue's legal team, announced that he'd discovered "additional discovery matters and a need for a review of evidence by a defense consultant in computer forensic examination." He also said that Perdue had been offered a deal by the government to settle the case, which she couldn't accept or deny until the new "forensic examination" was completed.

On March 29, Judge Sam Lindsay agreed to continue the case. One more time. With conditions. In his order, he wrote, in bold: "This will be the fifth continuance in
this case. The court expects this to be final trial setting in this case. The court expects this case to be resolved or the parties to be ready to try the case in October. Any further motions for continuances of the trial date will be denied unless exceptional or extraordinary circumstances can be shown to exist."

In the meantime, McLain told me in a brief phone conversation earlier this week, "No way am I letting anybody talk to her."

I asked if it would be fair to say that mental health issues played a role in the case.

"That would be an understatement," McLain replied. "I wouldn't actually know the answers. I don't think it's been resolved, even though she's been there for a year.
There are a lot of issues of competence and responsibility that need to be resolved."

So there's that. The trial is now set for October 15.


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liuolivia98
liuolivia98

liuolivia98    to:swissgirl  reply I guess my message did not get through, however I did respond. I am not good on my computer I just got it and learning to use it. Anyway what I had blogged was that I am not being nosey about this case. that it only really bothers me that the media and child advocates are not all over this case because it is a horrible case being that it involves babies and children. This witch admitted doing this for 12 years I can only imagine how many innocent children she victimized. this should be huge news nation wide being who she is, first a woman, a mother, a grandmother, wealthy, and married to an attorney I do not get it something is very wrong here. Someone blogged that they have seen her ugly green Camaro up and around the park city area. Mothers keep your children near at all times if this monster is on the loose. Do you know if she is in jail or in her so called mansion of horrors?

liuolivia98
liuolivia98

liuolivia98    to:swissgirl  reply I guess my message did not get through, however I did respond. I am not good on my computer I just got it and learning to use it. Anyway what I had blogged was that I am not being nosey about this case. that it only really bothers me that the media and child advocates are not all over this case because it is a horrible case being that it involves babies and children. This witch admitted doing this for 12 years I can only imagine how many innocent children she victimized. this should be huge news nation wide being who she is, first a woman, a mother, a grandmother, wealthy, and married to an attorney I do not get it something is very wrong here. Someone blogged that they have seen her ugly green Camaro up and around the park city area. Mothers keep your children near at all times if this monster is on the loose. Do you know if she is in jail or in her so called mansion of horrors? Thank you for your reply

liuolivia98
liuolivia98

What's with all the alias's this devil woman has ! she has  a lot of names, has lived in several locations, has a son that has a daughter , hope she was not in any of those photos, also has another son whose house was raided for drugs, but instead found child porn.who is this witch? I have done a lot of research and to me she got lucky finding this attorney Mark Douglas Perdue  and that was not good enough for her , she had to bring her garbage to his house! Who does that to another person? She did not belong in that neighborhood. she is just trash! Erika S Perdue, Erika S Clemons, Erika S Simants, Erika S Borsics, what ever the hell your name is, Get your ass in a glad trash bag and throw your ass away in the Dump.

You have no mental issues BITCH you are just Evil, and greedy to make money off innocent children

Nancy Grace will hear about you and drag your ass all over the place everyone will know about you and also you look stupid and desperate in all of your photos, you dress so cheap, I mean the fabric, patterns and colors. I bet every time you left the room all of the real high class socialites laughed at your ensembles and those hairdos, really! your just Gaudy' I can only imagine how your house is decorated HELLO KITTY! I just can not say enough about this case. what really stands out is that no one seems to be reporting this news at all, or very little about it, Why is that? Where are the child advocates regarding this case? A lot of people seem to be sweeping it under the rug Why????

saints28
saints28

My SYN actually stands for synergy. It is a vehicle type made for Camaros for Chevy. If you google Synergy Camaro you will see that very few were produced. Hence the reason for the vanity plates.

Janik
Janik

Mental health issues? That is the typical flimsy excuse for a woman who is accused of a crime. This woman is pure evil and a monster.  Has her husband enough dignity to even divorce her yet?

cookiecook4545
cookiecook4545

KEEP HER LOCKED UP WHERE SHE BELONGS!!!!! SHE'S A DANGER TO CHILDREN EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JustSaying
JustSaying

Clearly my syn is not knowing what the fuck a tony neighborhood is. My only guess would be a Little Italy but I don't think there is one of those in University Park.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

so was this the open record request you mentioned on twitter yesterday?

liuolivia98
liuolivia98

@swissgirl @liuolivia98 Please, I do appreciate this, I am not just being nosey I really just feel so bad for all of those poor babies and children. God only knows how many victims there must be. In a 12 year period! think about it. It is very disturbing that child advocates are not out there screaming about this dreadful witch. not to mention the media! Where is everyone on this horrible news, I myself think it is huge. There should be an update way more than what we are getting. There is something wrong here. Do you know if she is in jail or at home? Someone posted that her car with the my syn license plates has been seen running around in the Park City area. I am not very good at using my computer I just got it and am still learning how to get around I hope this post gets back to you. And thank you very  much for your reply. And here is my reply hope it goes through

JustSaying
JustSaying

@Anna_Merlan I have honestly never heard tony as an adjective before. You learn something everyday. So if Toni Braxton married Joe Tone and they moved to an upscale neighborhood, would she become a Tony Toni Tone? That would really confuse fans of 90's r&b.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Anna_Merlan If we cant tweet angry, where can we vent.  I've found that Twitter is the best place to vent

redneck.nesmith
redneck.nesmith

@liuolivia98 @swissgirl She's finally in jail.I believe she got 12-14 years.I have a group of Moms writting letters to the judge on what they know about her.Go to utube and look at her videos.She used a nickname,"KUDDA" also

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