Groom Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Bridesmaid, Bride Marries Him Anyway

Daniel Carney was arrested after he sexually assaulted a bridesmaid two days before his own wedding.

Smithfield Township, PA – A Stroudsburg man was arrested for sexually assaulting a bridesmaid two days before his wedding but the bride married him anyway.

The assault occurred on Aug. 30 after the wedding party had been celebrating and day drinking together at the Shawnee Inn in Smithfield Township, WNEP reported.

Court documents showed that the 29-year-old bridesmaid, who was from Oregon, told police that she became very drunk during the celebration.

The victim told police that she had blacked out and when she woke up, she was in the men’s locker room downstairs and the groom, 28-year-old Daniel Carney, was fondling her, WNEP reported.

She also said Carney had removed her bikini bottom.

The bridesmaid told police that Carney didn’t stop until his bride walked into the locker room and caught him sexually assaulting her friend, WNEP reported.

Police said a physical fight broke out between Carney and his bride, according to police.

But despite it all, the couple still got married on Sept. 1, WNEP reported.

Police said they reviewed surveillance video from the Shawnee Inn and saw Carney and the bridesmaid walking in a hallway.

Then the video showed Carney pulling the bridesmaid into the locker room.

Police told WNEP that the woman appeared to be “extremely unsteady on her feet”.

On the day of the wedding, Carney sent the bridesmaid a text message that said he wanted closure before getting married.

Court records showed that the Monroe County District Attorney gave police permission to listen in on a phone call between the bridesmaid and her attacker.

Police said that during the call, Carney repeatedly apologized to the bridesmaid and admitted several times that it was his fault.

He also admitted to leading his victim into the locker room, according to WNEP.

When he was confronted by police, Carney initially claimed that he was very intoxicated and said that the bridesmaid took advantage of him after he said he was going to take a shower.

But he later admitted to police that he grabbed the bridesmaid and pulled her into the locker room with him, WNEP reported.

Carney was arrested and charged with deviate sexual intercourse of an unconscious person and indecent assault, according to The News Journal.

Neighbors were surprised by the news and said they thought the bride and groom seemed like a nice couple.

“They seemed fine, I never heard any rowdiness going on really,” Brenda Gilbert told WNEP.

Other folks were horrified to hear the bride had gone through with the wedding.

“He's being charged?” Sarah Mahoney asked. “I don't know how she's continuing being with him and standing by his side.”

Comments (22)
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JBo
JBo

I'm sure the marriage will be a great success. <sarc>

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

What kind of depraved animal behavior is this, for all 3 parties?

Glennking31
Glennking31

He must be very rich and the bride very poor that is sick

cops-kid
cops-kid

Well then... This couple is certainly going to make life "interesting" for their neighbors and families

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Wow how co-dependant do you think she is?! SMH

bryantrent
bryantrent

They were drinking a lot i bet

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Oh hell no!! You walked in on your future husband raping your blackout drunk bridesmaid 2 days before your wedding, and you married him anyway??? Bitch you've got issues!!!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Well it doesn't take a detective to figure out he is rich, his wife is stupid and the bridesmaid needs to quit drinking.

Gramercy
Gramercy

The bride must be extremely insecure to think that she had to marry that scumbag...liquor brings out the animal instincts in all of us.....he WILL ride again! What a foolish bride to accept such a concession to her own life!

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

He is a sex pervert & his bride is an idiot

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

That needs to be noted in her record so if latter she changes her mind about him and desires to call sexual assault, rape or abuse it should be rejected and tell her to just get a divorce. She is the one that excepted his behavior. Nothing saying that it may not have been his first time.

50wt
50wt

Yet another that will fail and everyone will wonder why............

Marxest
Marxest

Must be true love.

Kevcali
Kevcali

Maybe she's into threesomes!? She'd probably be ok with him abusing their children if they last that long

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Wonder if the bridesmaid still was a bridesmaid at the ceremony? I mean, since everyone seems to be acting like there’s no herd of elephants in the room... Just when you think people can stoop to new depths w/weddings.... WOW. Lucky they last a year. Friends were probably making bets at the reception. 😂

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

Shame on all of them. 29 years old and she doesn't know better than to get shit faced? And the dumb bride, there is a one desperate broad. It's a good thing he went ahead and married her, otherwise she might have had to settle for a Prison Inmate. Oh wait, she may still get one.