An allegedly gruesome groom accused of sexually assaulting an underage waitress at his own wedding reception is innocent, his lawyer says, for one simple reason: his wife hasn't left him.
Matthew Aimers, 31, of Willingboro, New Jersey, appeared in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing. He's been charged with imprisonment of a minor, indecent assault, and disorderly conduct following his nightmare wedding last November. The disorderly conduct charge stems from a brawl he allegedly started during the celebration.
Louis Busico, Aimers' attorney, thinks the fact that his wife hasn't deserted him exonerates his client.
“Human experience dictates that if his wife thought he was guilty, she ain’t staying with him,” he explained. “If his wife thought he did this, like I said, Dr. Phil or any other therapist couldn’t save this marriage. So it’s very telling to me that the smarter of the sexes—women—specifically his wife, believes him completely. She’s a pillar of strength.”
On the evening of his wedding on Nov. 24, 2018—and shortly after saying his vows—Aimers allegedly approached a teenage server at this reception. He asked to “make out” with her, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com. Police say she turned him down.
However, the alleged victim, who has since turned 18, told police Aimers then followed her into the bathroom where he trapped her in a bathroom stall, molested and kissed her, exposed himself, and “wiggl[ed]” his penis against her. At one point, Aimers allegedly offered her money.
“‘I’ll give you a hundred dollars,’” the victim recalled Aimers saying, according to police.
She rejected his alleged advances, shoved him aside, and escaped the bathroom. She later told authorities that the encounter “shook her up.” The incident took place at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb 20 miles west of Trenton, New Jersey.
A short time later, authorities arrived at the country club in response to reports of a fight. They found Aimers “pushing and punching people.” Police say he hit a country club employee in the face. When police approached him, Aimers allegedly verbally assaulted them, calling one officer a “p---y” and a “bitch.” Finally, Aimers tried to board a shuttle bus in an attempt to avoid talking to law enforcement. But in the end, Aimers departed in handcuffs after police confronted him with a taser and forced him off the shuttle.
The Northampton Valley Country Club previously declined Oxygen.com’s request to comment on the incident.
Busico said that despite the charges his client’s facing, he’s still a married man. Busico explained that Aimers’ wife Kayla has stuck by his side and even appeared with him in court this week.
“She was there, they walked in arm-in-arm,” Busico told Oxygen.com.
“She sat directly behind him for the proceeding. And they departed holding hands. “She loves him deeply, she believes in him, she believes in his innocence, and she’s staying with him for the long haul,” he added.
Aimers was released from jail since posting a portion of his $350,000 bail. Busico said Aimers will be arraigned on May 10 at the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.
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