Groom accused of sexually assaulting underage server at his wedding gets probation

Christopher Dornblaser, Bucks County Courier Times
Matthew Aimers

LEVITTOWN, Pa. – A South Jersey man was sentenced to six years of probation after pleading guilty Thursday to offenses related to an incident with an underage girl at his wedding in Northampton, Pennsylvania, in 2018.

Matthew Aimers, 32, of Willingboro, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor offenses, according to James O’Malley, spokesman for the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.

Aimers pleaded guilty to simple assault stemming from a fight at the wedding and indecent exposure for an incident involving the teen. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and he must undergo anger management and must continue treatment with a therapist, according to O’Malley.

Aimers was charged in a Feb. 1 criminal complaint. The details of the alleged assault and brawl at the Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro, Pennsylvania, were outlined in an affidavit of probable cause. 

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The waitress told police that Aimers approached her during the reception and asked her to go outside and make out, per the affidavit. The girl told police she rejected Aimers' advances and returned to work. 

Later that night, when the teen was asked to check supplies in the ladies room, Aimers allegedly followed her in and grabbed her by the arm, the affidavit said. 

He allegedly pulled the teen into a stall and closed the door, standing between her and the door. The groom then started kissing her, exposing himself and sexually assaulting him, per the affidavit.

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The teen said she was eventually able to push past Aimers and leave the bathroom, authorities said. 

“We were absolutely prepared to defend the case and proceed to trial,” Aimers' attorney Louis Busico said. “However, once we obtained a guarantee of no incarceration, no felony conviction and no registration requirements, we opted to resolve the case so Matt could immediately move forward with his life.”

Contributing: Sheri Berkery, Cherry Hill Courier-Post. Follow Christopher Dornblaser on Twitter: @chrisdornblaser

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