Tarheel Challenge Academy employee arrested, charged with having sex with a juvenile

Published 3:58 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an employee with the Tarheel Challenge Academy and charged him with allegedly having a sexual encounter with a juvenile.

Detectives with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division received a report in reference to a sexual assault at Tarheel Challenge Academy involving a juvenile, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

After an investigation, law enforcement arrested Cody Lee Eudy, 28, on May 30 on charges of second degree forcible sexual offense and having sexual activity with a student.

Eudy is in jail on a $100,000 secure bond and his next court appearance is June 21.

Cody Eudy was arrested on Sunday with two charges including have sexual activity with a juvenile. 

An official with Tarheel Challenge Academy, which is based in New London, declined to comment, stating that it’s still an open investigation and “we are not at liberty to discuss anything.”

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Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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