Teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

Jan 26, 2012

A former teacher at St. George area high school has pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse in 5th district court. 

John Robert Cody was a teacher at pine view high school until his arrest for several groping incidents, involving young girls which took place at St. George area swimming pools.

None of the alleged abuse took place at the high school.

Cody moved to Oregon after his dismissal. Another victim there, who is also a family member has since come forth accusing Cody of molestation.

On Tuesday Cody pleaded guilty to felony charges of sexual abuse, and forcible sexual abuse, and a misdemeanor charge of sexual abuse of a child here in Utah.

Oregon charges may still be pending.

Judge Eric Ludlow scheduled sentencing for March 6.