NORTHAMPTON, Pa. – Within hours of taking his vows, a New Jersey groom was allegedly making a move on a teen waitress working at his wedding reception, authorities said.
She rejected his advances, but later in the night, Matthew Aimers followed the girl into the ladies room at the Northampton Valley Country Club and assaulted her, according to the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney’s Office.
Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was charged in a Feb. 1 criminal complaint on offenses including simple assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and harassment.
The alleged assault came to light the day after the Nov. 24 wedding. Aimers was actually arrested immediately after the wedding in an unrelated incident when police responded to a brawl, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
The waitress told police that Aimers approached her at the Richboro, Pennsylvania, reception hall during the reception and asked her to go outside and make out. He told her “We can do whatever you want,” the affidavit said.
The girl said she declined Aimers’ offer and returned to work shaken.
Later that night, when the teen was asked to check supplies in the ladies room, Aimers allegedly followed her in and grabbed her by the arm, the affidavit said.
He allegedly pulled the teen into a stall and closed the door, standing between her and the door. The groom then started kissing her and rubbing his fingers on top of her pants, the affidavit said. The girl said Aimers attempted to unbutton her pants, but she grabbed his hands and pulled them away, the affidavit said.
But the alleged assault continued, with the groom exposing himself and rubbing his genitals against her. The girl said he asked, “Can you kiss me like you mean it?” and offered to give her $100, according to the affidavit.
The teen said she was eventually able to push past Aimers and leave the bathroom, authorities said.
Later that night, when the wedding was ending, Aimers was allegedly pushing and punching people by the entrance, police said. He spewed profanities at a police officer and kept telling the officer he wanted to fight him, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
Aimers was released Wednesday after posting 10 percent of $350,000 bail, and faces a preliminary hearing in the sex assault case on Feb. 21, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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