Cody Reynolds Family and Parents – Cody Reynolds is head of department at a prestigious Sydney private school has been arrested over his alleged role in an online child abuse ring.
Who is Cody Reynolds
Cody Reynolds is head of department at a prestigious Sydney private school has been arrested over his alleged role in an online child abuse ring. Cody Michael Reynolds, 36, was arrested at his Kensington home on Wednesday morning by officers from the Australian Federal Police just as he was leaving for school.The teacher, who works as Head of English at Moriah College High School in the heart of the city’s Eastern Suburbs, has been stood down from his duties. The school’s principal Rabii Yehoshua Smukler sent a letter notifying parents of Reynolds’ arrest on Wednesday.
Arrest and Investigation
This morning we were contacted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to inform us that our High School Head of English, Mr Cody Reynolds, has been arrested and charged in relation to the possession and transmission of child abuse material,’ Principal Smukler wrote.
‘We have been assured by the AFP that there is currently no evidence or information to suggest that any of the (alleged) offences occurred at school, or that any charges relate to online, or in person contact, with Moriah College students.
‘Mr Reynolds commenced at Moriah as Head of English in 2021. He was recruited in-line with our stringent Employment Policy, which includes thorough referencing and child safety vetting.’He has been in the role for about 12 months. The Queens Park school are now looking for a new department head.
Two mobile phones and a laptop were also seized during Reynolds’ arrest. He has been charged with three counts of possessing or controlling child abuse matieral accessed by a carriage service and using a carriage service to transmit, publish or distribute child abuse material.
The teacher is also been charged with possessing child abuse material. The charges carry a maximum of 15 years behind bars if found guilty. Reynolds is due to face Central Local Court on Thursday.