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Police: Groom assaulted teen waitress at wedding reception

February 7, 2019
This photo provided by the Bucks County District Attorney's Office shows Matthew Aimers. Police in Pennsylvania say Aimers forced himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception and later was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl. The Philadelphia Inquirer says Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure, false imprisonment of a minor and related offenses. (Bucks County District Attorney's Office/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — 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.

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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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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