An Anne Arundel County police officer was charged Friday with assault and sex offense for allegedly touching a woman in an unwanted manner.
Police say Officer Bradly Tuthill responded to a woman's residence on Jan. 30 to check on someone's well-being. Police say that call was looked into and no follow-up was deemed necessary. The victim alleges Tuthill went back to her home later that day and, in that encounter, he allegedly touched her back and buttocks with his hand in an inappropriate manner.
The police sex offense unit investigated the victim's complaint, and prosecutors obtained a criminal summons Friday charging Tuthill with fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree assault and two counts of malfeasance in office. He was served that summons Friday afternoon.
Tuthill, 33, is a patrol officer assigned to the Eastern District and has been with the department for about 3 1/2 years. His police powers were suspended when the investigation began and he remains on administrative status until the charges are adjudicated and the internal investigation is complete.