State Police Suspends Trooper Following Arrest on Sex Offense and Assault Charges in Pasadena

A Maryland State Trooper has been suspended with pay following a recent arrest in Pasadena on sex offense and assault charges. 

According to court documents obtained by Report Annapolis News, officers with the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to a location on Nightfall Lane for an unknown disturbance.  The officers located an adult female victim who reportedly said a subject was "upstairs drunk and tearing up the apartment."  

Responding officers noted in charging documents that both the victim and subject were intoxicated, but did not have any bruises, lacerations and marks on their bodies.

Charging documents state that after the victim and subject returned to the residence from drinking, the subject placed his hand up her shirt, attempted to put his hands down her pants and tried to remove her clothing.  

The subject was later identified as Ryan Andrew Bandy, a nine year member of the Maryland State Police-Westminster Barrack.  

"The victim stated that she told Bandy to stop.  The victim stated that Bandy slammed her head on the kitchen counter multiple times," the documents say.  "The victim stated that she escaped the apartment multiple times, but was pulled back in by Bandy." 

Bandy was arrested and charged with three criminal offenses; 4th degree sex offense, second degree assault and false imprisonment, online case records indicate.  He was released on his own recognizance by a district court commissioner. 

***Any suspects/arrested/charged individuals and persons of interest named in the articles are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***