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.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related offences stemming from the Nov. 24 incident.
Citing police documents, CBS reported police responded to an indecent assault on a minor at a country club. Authorities say that’s where Aimers allegedly forced himself on a waitress just hours after tying the knot.
According to a criminal complaint, Aimers made advances on the teen throughout the evening, and “asked her to go outside and make out,” telling her “we can do whatever you want.” The victim declined and told the groom she was there to work.
According to the Inquirer, Aimers followed the underage girl into the women’s washroom later in the evening, where he pulled the girl into stall, exposed himself and tried to sexually assault her. The girl tried to pull away from the man and he continued “to proposition her,” according to police documents. The girl was able to break free from the man and got herself out of the washroom.
Aimers was also charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after police say he fought officers responding to a brawl at the reception.
A worker alleged Aimers punched him after he tried to stop him from bringing alcohol outside.
His lawyer, Louis Busico, says Aimers “completely maintains his innocence on all charges.”
–with a file from the Associated Press