Indecent Exposure Charge Against Maryland Delegate Ariana Kelly Dropped

Charges of trespassing and indecent exposure against a Maryland state delegate who represents Bethesda have been dropped, Montgomery County State's Attorney's office said.

Ariana Kelly, 39, was dropping her children off at her ex-husband’s house June 27 when she argued with him and his fiancée, WTOP reported.

According to court records obtained by WTOP, Barak Sanford told police he used a cell phone to record Kelly’s outburst. She then exposed herself, lifting her shirt.

The Montgomery County State's Attorney's office said the case belongs in family court. Divorce and custody issues are often highly emotional and can end in confrontation, as this incident did.

Kelly's husband requested the charges be dropped after speaking with the State's Attorney's office.

"All parties are involved in ongoing parental counseling through the family court," Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Ramon Korionoff said.

Kelly's attorney, Luiz Simmons, previously told News4 he planned to dispute the charges.

Kelly represents Montgomery County as the Delegate for District 16. She was elected in 2010 and grew up in Bethesda. 

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