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Groom arrested after sexually assaulting teenage waitress at his own wedding

Groom Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Teenage Waitress and Fought Police at His Own Wedding Groom charged over alleged sexual assault of teenage waitress at own wedding
Melinda Barton | 10 February, 2019, 18:40

The Philadelphia Inquirer say Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related offences.

A groom was arrested at his own wedding reception for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage waitress and fighting police. While police were speaking to the club's manager about the initial report, a second fight broke out at the club's entrance, according to the criminal complaint.

When the girl tried to escape, Aimers continued to "proposition her", at one point offering her $100 to "kiss me like you mean it", according to court documents.

Aimers is also charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police say he fought officers responding to a brawl at the reception.

According to Northampton Township Police, officers were dispatched to the Northampton Valley Country Club at 8:19 p.m. on November 24, 2018, for the report of a fight. The dramatic display reportedly ended when a policeman drew his taser, boarded the bus, and confronted Aimers.

When the waitress turned down his advances, Aimers allegedly followed her into the women's bathroom and forced her into an empty stall.

Once he was off the bus, the groom physically struggled with police while hurling insults at them before he was eventually taken into custody. The victim declined and told the groom she was there to work.

His lawyer, Louis Busico, said that Aimers "absolutely denies all charges".

He was released after posting $35,000 bail and will be arraigned on February 21. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Aimers had a preliminary hearing on January 17 and his arraignment will be held in Bucks County Court next week.

'He maintains his innocence and he looks forward to clearing his name when all this is concluded, ' Busico said.

The alleged incident hasn't impacted Aimers' marital status Busucio noted, who added his client's wife, Kayla is "100 percent supportive, 100 percent loving, and 100 percent in his corner".