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Police: NJ Groom Assaulted Teen Waitress at Wedding Reception

An affidavit says the waitress had spurned the groom's advances and police allege he followed her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her

Wedding Reception Assault Groom Charged
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What to Know

  • Matthew Aimers, of NJ, was arraigned on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related charges
  • Cops say he forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and then was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl
  • Aimers' attorney Louis Busico says he 'completely maintains his innocence on all charges'

Police in Pennsylvania say a groom forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and then was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl.

The Philadelphia Inquirer says Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related offenses.

An affidavit says the waitress had spurned Aimers' advances during the reception. Police allege he followed her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her.

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He's 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 attorney Louis Busico says Aimers "completely maintains his innocence on all charges."

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