DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – A judge in Pennsylvania has upheld all charges against a groom accused of forcing himself on a teenage waitress at his wedding reception before he was taken from the hall in handcuffs over a drunken brawl.
Matthew Aimers, of Willingboro, New Jersey, arrived at a Bucks County court Thursday with his new wife at his side. The judge upheld all charges, including indecent assault, indecent exposure, imprisonment of a minor and related offenses in the November incident at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro.
Aimers’ attorney, Louis Busico, says his client “denies and rejects” the accusations by the waitress, who is now 18. He says Aimers’ wife, Kayla, “150 percent supports him.”
An affidavit says the waitress had spurned Aimers’ advances during the reception. Police allege he followed her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says the accuser also testified on Thursday, but spectators were removed from the courtroom.