A New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress at his own wedding in Pennsylvania last fall, appeared in court Thursday with his wife.
A judge has confirmed charges of false imprisonment, corruption of minors, indecent assault and indictment against Matthew Aimers, 31, of Willingboro, according to court records.
Prosecutors withdrew charges of harassment, terrorist threats, disorderly behavior and public drunkenness as a result of an alleged fight at the conclusion of the reception.
Aimers' lawyer told the press on Thursday that his client was innocent of the charges.
"If this young man committed a crime at his reception, Dr. Phil could not fix his marriage," said lawyer Louis Busico. "The fact that she's with him tells you that he's an innocent man."
NBCNewYork.com reported that the judge had authorized the Bucks County hearing room to protect the identity of the alleged victim. Earlier, Aimers and his wife were holding hands as they walked from the parking lot to the courthouse.
The young waiter rejected Aimers' repeated advances at the November 25 wedding at Northampton Valley Country Club in Richboro, officials said. After asking him to "go out", Aimers then offered him $ 100. Later, he followed her into the women's bathroom where he dragged her to an empty booth, exposed herself and sexually assaulted her, according to a criminal affidavit.
Aimers was also in the midst of a fight that had erupted shortly before the end of the reception when an employee had told him that he could not bring alcohol to the outside, said the police at the time. He punched the worker and then joined the police ignoring the orders of an officer attempting to board a shuttle, the authorities said.
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