Friday, March 14, 2014
Former Officer Cody Smith Arrested for Rape of Child
Cody Smith was booked into the Cache County Jail Tuesday afternoon. He’s being held on two counts of rape of a child, three counts of rape, one count of object rape, one count of forcible sexual abuse and three counts of aggravated assault.
Utah State University Police Chief Steve Mecham said his department was asked to investigate the case because Smith has a brief employment history with both the Logan City Police and the Cache County Sheriff.
According to Logan City Police Assistant Chief Jeff Curtis, Smith was a reserve officer, volunteering with the department, after graduating from the police academy in the mid-90's.
Curtis said Smith was never hired permanently and left the department to try and get a job with the Cache County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Lynn Nelsen said Smith volunteered for the sheriff's office from May 1999 to October 1999. He was then hired full-time and began the “Field Training Program,” a 12-week program to qualify for full-time service.
Nelson said Smith was terminated during the program for not meeting department standards in December 1999.
Bail has been set at $100,000.