WYOMING -- A part-time police officer from Luzerne County has been suspended. He was arraigned last night, accused of having sex with an underage girl and supplying alcohol to teens.
Wyoming borough police respond to a call, but now the department is one officer short. Part-time officer Cody Smith, 21, has been suspended after he was arrested for corruption of minors and supplying alcohol to minors.
According to court papers, a 16-year-old girl accused Smith of supplying alcohol at several parties with teens and having sex with her multiple times.
"Nothing surprises me anymore, but they really do need to do further checks before anybody gets into any type of social services," said Rosemary Wyatt, of Wyoming.
According to court papers, the young girl involved with Smith told police he dumped her earlier this year, saying he could no longer see her because he's now 21 years old.
One woman, who didn't want to be identified, says she knows Smith and is shocked to hear the news.
"He comes into my store, so he seems like a nice kid, seemed like a nice kid at the time but obviously he's not."
Newswatch 16 stopped by Smith's home in Wyoming, hoping to talk to him, but no one answered.
Rosemary Wyatt lives in Wyoming and has a 21-year-old daughter. She says she's happy to hear this young girl came forward.
"A lot of times, they're so afraid, especially because they're a cop. They think there might be retaliation. But I think she's very brave for doing that," said Wyatt.
Cody Smith is free on bail.