Groom arrested for sexual assault at his own wedding
Pennsylvania couple's wedding ended in a drunken brawl after the groom hit on an underage waitress - then followed the teen into a bathroom stall and groped her, according to prosecutors.
Matthew Aimers, 31, was charged Wednesday in connection to the nightmare nuptials Nov. 24 at a country club in Philadelphia, the New York Post reported.
Court documents detail a wedding from hell in which the groom left in handcuffs. The newlywed now faces numerous charges, including indecent assault, imprisonment of a minor and disorderly conduct.
During the reception, Aimers allegedly hit on a teen waitress and "asked her to go outside and make out," according to an affidavit.
The groom propositioned the teen by saying they could do "whatever you want," she told police offering her $100 and telling her to "kiss him like she means it", adding that the experience had left her shaken.
The waitress said she rejected him. But he later followed her into the women's bathroom, pulling her into a stall, where he allegedly groped her and exposed himself.
Police later responded to reports of a fight at the country club and found the groom "pushing and punching people."
An employee told officers Aimers had punched him after he tried to stop the groom from bringing alcohol outside.
Aimers allegedly called officers derogatory names and tried to provoke a fight when they arrived on the scene.
A brief struggle ensued before police took Aimers into custody, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
His lawyer, Louis Busico, said that Aimers "absolutely denies all charges," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
"He maintains his innocence, and he looks forward to clearing his name when this is all concluded," Mr Busico said.
He faces a preliminary hearing in the sex assault on February 21.
It's not clear the status of his marriage.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is republished here with permission