Groom Facing Charges Of Sexually Assaulting Juvenile At Own Wedding Reception
Richboro, PA – A newly-married groom left his own wedding reception in handcuffs after he allgedly sexually assaulted a teenage waitress and started a drunken brawl with country club staff.
Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was married on Nov. 24, 2018 and enjoying his wedding reception at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Bucks County, Pennsylvania when things got out of control, according to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.
First, the 31-year-old Aimers asked a teenage waitress working at his wedding reception to go outside and make out with him, according to the police report.
The girl said that the groom told her they could do “whatever you want.”
The report said she rejected his advances, but Aimers didn’t give up.
Later in the evening, the waitress was asked to restock supplies in the ladies’ room at the country club, and the groom followed her, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reported.
He allegedly grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into a stall, shutting the door behind them.
The waitress said he blocked the door and started kissing her and rubbing his fingers on her pants, according to an affidavit, the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reported.
She told police that Aimers tried to unbutton her pants but that she pulled his hands away.
The waitress said the groom then exposed himself and began rubbing his genitals on her, according to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.
“Can you kiss me like you mean it?” the groom asked, and then offered the young woman $100, according to the affidavit.
Authorities said the teenage girl was eventually able to push past Aimers and escape from the bathroom. She did not immediately report the assault.
However, the groom wasn’t done trying to wreak havoc on his own wedding day.
Hours later, police were called to the country club for reports of a fight, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Officers who responded to the scene found Aimers “pushing and punching people,” according to the affidavit.
A country club employee said the groom hit him when he was told he could not take his alcoholic beverage outside of the club, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
When police arrived, Aimers fled and tried to board a nearby shuttle bus to escape, despite officers’ commands to stop.
An officer drew his Taser, boarded the bus, and ordered the groom to step out of it, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Instead of complying, Aimers called the officer derogatory names and tried to goad him into a fight, according to the arrest affidavit.
Eventually, the groom got off the bus and then fought officers who were trying to take him into custody, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
He was arrested after a brief struggle with police.
The next morning, the waitress reported her own assault to the police, and additional charges were added, the Cherry Hill Courier-Journal.
Aimers was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest for his altercvation with police at his wedding reception, according to the New York Post
Later, he was also charged with indecent assault, imprisonment of a minor, and disorderly conduct for his sexual assault on the teenage waitress.
Aimers was released on a $350,000 bail, and has a preliminary hearing on the sexual assault on Feb. 21, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
His attorney, Louis Busico, said the groom denied all of the charges.
“He maintains his innocence, and he looks forward to clearing his name when this is all concluded,” Busico told the Philadelphia Inquirer.