Friday, March 14, 2014

Former Officer Cody Smith Arrested for Rape of Child

A 39-year-old man who worked temporarily for both the Logan City Police and the Cache County Sheriff is expected to appear in court Thursday on multiple felony charges.

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.


devon-e said...

This blog is kinda ridiculous. It says in the top right, "All person charged on this site with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty", but then the name of the blog post is 'What Happened To Protect and Serve?'. Sounds like you've already made up your mind.

Cody Smith lived close to me and my wife when he was arrested, and everyone in the neighborhood knows who he is. Everyone believes his daughter is blowing smoke, and her four gangster friends that claimed these charges against Cody are reason enough to want to leave the neighborhood. Obviously you can't rule him innocent or guilty based off of just that, but I AM saying that we should take these allegations with a grain of salt until he's actually and legally proven guilty. Let the court decide whether or not he's guilty before posting an ignorant article like this.

Anonymous said...

I knew him 11 years ago he was a creepy guy then I'm not surprised. I just hope for his poor daughter that its not true.