A groom was found guilty Thursday of attempted sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and simple assault of his wife’s bridesmaid just two days before his 2019 wedding.
A majority of the evidence against Carney was captured on security footage, which caught him dragging his victim into a locker room at the Shawnee Inn and then being caught by his future wife and her maid-of-honor, the outlet continued. After being caught, the bridesmaid asked, “what happened?” as she was reportedly very drunk and unable to stand up straight, the WFMZ reported.
During closing arguments, Carney’s defense said that the evidence proved that the victim was conscious and knew what she was doing when he dragged her into the locker room, WNEP reported. Prosecutors countered by saying that the bridesmaid was so drunk after a rafting trip that she was unable to consent to the encounter, the outlet continued.
“We are pleased with the verdict, and we are hopeful that this will encourage victims to come forward to our office for these types of cases,” Assistant District Attorney Christy Schlottman said, according to WNEP.
He faces significant jail time after being convicted of two misdemeanors and two felonies, the outlet noted. TMZ suggested he faces up to 10 years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender after his sentencing.