Groom accused of sexually assaulting teen waitress at wedding reception

Clay Curtis
February 10, 2019

On Wednesday, Matthew Ronald Aimers, 31, of Willingboro, N.J., was arraigned on charges dating from his November 24 wedding in Bucks County, Pa., as originally reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A New Jersey man who was in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for his own wedding reception is accused of sexually assaulting a minor in a bathroom stall while she was working at the event as a waitress.

An employee told officers that Aimers had punched him after he tried to stop the groom from bringing alcohol outside. The dramatic display reportedly ended when a policeman drew his taser, boarded the bus, and confronted Aimers.

The victim said that during the reception, Aimers approached her and asked her to go outside with him to make out, according to the criminal complaint.

When the girl tried to escape, Aimers continued to "proposition her", at one point offering her $100 to "kiss me like you mean it", according to court documents.

Authorities were later able to get control of Aimers and he was taken into police custody - after a brief scuffle. She was shaken by the conversation, rejected his advances and walked away. She pushed him off and ran from the bathroom. During the alleged sexual assault, Aimers pulled down his trousers and said, "Can you kiss me like you mean it?" and offered the victim $100 for sexual favors.

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Aimers was charged with indecent assault, indecent exposure, imprisonment of a minor, harassment and related offenses.

He has also been charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, the newspaper reported.

But Aimers' attorney, Louis Busico, vehemently denied the charges against his client. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Aimers had a preliminary hearing on January 17 and his arraignment will be held in Bucks County Court next week.

Aimers lawyer did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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

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