Groom accused of sexually assaulting teen waitress at wedding reception

Matthew Aimers

Matthew Aimers Bucks County District Attorney's Office The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

A groom was arrested after allegedly forcing himself on a teenage waitress, groping the girl and exposing himself to her in a bathroom stall - at his own wedding reception.

On November 24, 2018, Newlywed Matthew Aimers, 31, was at his reception at the Northampton Valley Country Club in New Jersey when he reportedly asked the waitress if they could 'go outside and makeout'.

He has been charged with indecent assault, indecent exposure, imprisonment of a minor and harassment, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. 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.

The teen told police the groom then offered her US$100, saying she could do "whatever you want" and telling her to "kiss him like she means it", adding that the experience had left her shaken.

Police responded to find the groom, later identified as Aimers, pushing and punching people near the entrance.

Aimers jumped on a shuttle bus to avoid Northampton Township Police officers who were called to the venue; however, an officer with a Taser gun removed the groom. When the employee said no, Aimers stalked her in the restroom, grabbed her arm and forced her into a stall, blocking the door with his body.

Later in the event, the victim said, she was told by event staff to check the ladies bathroom to ensure it was well-supplied.

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Authorities were later able to get control of Aimers and he was taken into police custody - after a brief scuffle.

Aimers' preliminary hearing for the sexual assault is scheduled for February 21.

Aimers's attorney Louis Busico did not return Yahoo Lifestyle's request for comment.

Aimers posted 10 percent of his $350,000 bail and has since been released from jail.

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

It is not clear if his wife is staying with him after the incident.

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