It was the wedding from hell.
The "happy" couple smiles at the camera from behind a floral arrangement, seated at a table dotted with champagne flutes and plates of pasta. In another photo, the bride embraces her tuxedo-clad husband on a dance floor engulfed in the mist of a smoke machine. But hours after saying their vows, this groom was in handcuffs, accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress in a bathroom stall at his own wedding.
Matthew Aimers, 31, of Willingboro, New Jersey has been charged with imprisonment of a minor, indecent assault, and disorderly conduct.
In court documents obtained by Oxygen.com, prosecutors paint a hellish picture of a wedding reception that descended into chaos.
The incident allegedly unfolded on the evening of Nov. 24, 2018 at the Northampton Valley Country Club after Aimers asked a teenage server there to “make out” with him.
“We can do whatever you want,” Aimers allegedly told her, according to the affidavit. She refused Aimers’ alleged advances but told police this “shook her up.”
The victim explained to authorities that Aimers later followed her into the women’s restroom where he cornered her in a bathroom stall. He allegedly kissed and groped her, and tried to unbutton her pants. The victim told police she swatted his hands away.
At one point Aimers allegedly said, “Can you kiss me like you mean it?”
Then Aimers reportedly exposed himself and “wiggl[ed]” his penis against her groin. When she resisted again, Aimers allegedly propositioned her by responding, “I’ll give you a hundred dollars.” The victim told police she eventually shoved the groom aside and escaped the bathroom.
Shortly after 10 p.m, police were called to the country club, located in Richboro, PA, after reports that a fight had broken out. Police found Aimers “pushing and punching people” by the entrance and said he tried to flee the scene by boarding a nearby shuttle bus. The dramatic display reportedly ended when a policeman drew his taser, boarded the bus, and confronted Aimers.
Police allege Aimers physically threatened and “continuously called” the arresting officer a “pussy and a bitch” before being taken into custody. Aimers is also accused of punching a country club employee in the face after wandering outside the venue.
Aimers posted 10 percent of his $350,000 bail and has since been released from jail. He's expected to be arraigned at Bucks County Court next week.
The Northampton Valley Country Club declined Oxygen.com’s request to comment.
But Aimers’ attorney, Louis Busico, vehemently denied the charges against his client.
“Matthew Aimers absolutely maintains his innocence in this matter,” Busico told Oxygen.com. “He did not commit any crime at his wedding reception and he looks forward to clearing his name after trial.”
The alleged incident hasn’t impacted Aimers’ marital status Busucio noted, who added his client’s wife, Kayla is “100 percent supportive, 100 percent loving, and 100 percent in his corner.”
[Photo: Bucks County District Attorney's Office]
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