Groom Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Teenage Waitress and Fought Police at His Own Wedding
Matthew Aimers left his reception in handcuffs after police were called following reports of a brawl
A groom was escorted out of his own wedding reception in handcuffs after allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage waitress and fighting police.
During the reception, which was held at the Northampton Valley Country Club on Nov. 24, 2018, Matthew Aimers, 31, allegedly asked the waitress if they could “go outside and makeout,” according to an affidavit obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He told the young girl, whose name or age has not been revealed, they could do “whatever” she wanted, the affidavit states.
When the waitress turned down his advances, Aimers, who is originally from New Jersey, allegedly followed her into the women’s bathroom and forced her into an empty stall, the affidavit says, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
The waitress told police he started kissing her against her will before trying to unbutton her pants and then exposed himself, the criminal complaint alleges, reports KYW News Radio 1060.
When the girl tried to break free, Aimers allegedly offered her $100, the documents allege.
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The police were later called to the scene, where they found Aimers “pushing and punching people,” according to the affidavit.
He allegedly got physical after being told to stop bringing alcohol outside of the country club.
Aimers then tried to board a nearby shuttle bus, despite the officers’ commands to surrender. The police allege they boarded the bus and demanded Aimers get off.
Aimers allegedly continued to resist the cops and began insulting them with harsh words, according to the affidavit.
Authorities were later able to get control of Aimers and he was taken into police custody — after a brief scuffle.
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Aimers was released on Wednesday, Feb. 6 after posting 10 percent of his $350,000 bail, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
He has been charged with indecent assault, indecent exposure, imprisonment of a minor and harassment, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
He has also been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the newspaper reported.
At this time, Aimers is denying the charges. “He maintains his innocence and he looks forward to clearing his name when this is all concluded,” Aimers’ attorney Louis Busico told KYW News Radio 1060.
Aimers lawyer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Aimers’ preliminary hearing for the sexual assault is scheduled for Feb. 21.