Indecent exposure charge against Giordano dropped

Anne Arundel prosecutors say they didn't have necessary evidence

August 03, 2012|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

Anne Arundel County prosecutors dropped an unrelated indecent exposure charge Friday against the man suspected in the disappearance of his traveling companion in Aruba.

Anne Arundel County prosecutors dropped an unrelated indecent exposure charge Friday against the Gaithersburg man suspected in the disappearance of his traveling companion in Aruba.

Gary Vincent Giordano, 52, was scheduled for trial next Friday in Annapolis District Court, after police said he and a woman were nude in an SUV parked in a downtown Annapolis public garage in mid-May.

"We needed to show intent," said Kristin Fleckenstein, spokeswoman for the prosecutor's office. "And we could not show he intended to show anything."

Giordano was detained last summer in Aruba on suspicion that he was involved in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, with whom he had been traveling. A judge in Aruba ordered him released after about four months, ruling that authorities did not have evidence to warrant holding him any longer.

Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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