ALBEMARLE (AP) – An assistant teacher at a military school for youth at risk has been accused of sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office said.
Cody Lee Eudy, 28, was arrested on May 30 and charged with second degree violent sex offenses and sexual acts with a student, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco said the charges stemmed from an incident at the Tarheel Challenge Academy in New London on May 29. Crisco said this happened on a night when there were no female staff on duty. He said proxies were called to the academy on May 30 and spoke to the victim and then called a detective. The detective spoke to Eudy, who cooperated and was charged, said the sheriff.
The story was first reported by Stanly News & Press.
The Tarheel Challenge Academy is a quasi-military program for youth at risk ages 16 to 18 and is sponsored by the North Carolina National Guard as part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, the academy’s website states.
Eudy is in jail on a $ 100,000 bond. Christopher Purkey, who represents Eudy, declined to comment on Friday.