Groom pleads guilty of groping pregnant waitress during his wedding ceremonyBy Mason White 12:20 PM September 14, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) Groping another woman at your own wedding is a bad way to start married life.
One groom was arrested on the night of his wedding for groping a waitress.
Mark Williams of Pennsylvania, who sparked a brawl when he groped a pregnant waitress at his wedding, has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.
The 33-year-old groom pleaded guilty to public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. All charges against his brother, 35-year-old David Williams, who is a state trooper, have been dropped.
David was accused of assaulting an officer while he intervened on his brother behalf.
One of his guests, 31-year-old Brian Taylor, who is a school board member, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal behavior.
David Williams will return to work, but a spokeswoman for the State Police said that an internal investigation continues.
As we reported earlier, a wedding party was cut short after the groom and two other men were arrested. The bride of Pennsylvania, was left to spend her wedding night alone as her new husband was hauled off to jail.
Mark Williams, 33, was celebrating his special night with friends and family. They were all drinking and having a good time.
However, at some point during the night, the groom got too close to a pregnant waitress and allegedly groped her.
The woman called her 20-year-old boyfriend to report the incident. He then confronted the groom and a fight erupted at about 1:00 a.m.
The groom’s 35-year-old brother David Williams, who is a police officer, also got involved in the fight. Wedding guest, 31-year-old Brian Taylor, vice president of the Sto-Rox School Board, was also arrested after he was accused of punching and breaking the front passenger window of a car.
According to police, the groom touched the female employee inappropriately and tried to pour alcohol down her throat despite the fact that the woman told him she was pregnant.
The three suspects were charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest and obstruction of law enforcement. The groom had additional charges of harassment and public drunkenness.
The bride was at her newlywed’s side when he was released from prison.