Groom accused of raping woman hours before wedding

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A bride has vowed to stand by her husband after he was arrested over the alleged rape of a woman hours before their wedding. 

Omar Delaney, 35, allegedly raped a woman who was invited to the wedding in Las Vegas, in the US state of Nevada, on April 20.

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department arrest report states the alleged victim had been out drinking, US news station KLAS reported.

Omar Delaney, accused of raping another woman just hours before his wedding day, is pictured with wife Tamara.
Omar Delaney and his new wife, Tamara. Source: Facebook

Delaney was accused of taking the woman's room key after she took three shots of vodka as a group celebrated the night before the wedding. 

According to the arrest report, the group returned to their accommodation at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, and Delaney allegedly helped her to her room despite the woman being "completely conscious and completely in control of her actions and thoughts". 

Delaney allegedly made sexual advances and the victim told police there had been no flirting or touching earlier in the night, KLAS reported.

The arrest report states the victim said, "I don't like it", as Delaney allegedly made comments and touched her body and bra. 

Omar Delaney pictured with his new wife, Tamara, on their wedding day.
Delaney is accused of raping a woman hours before his wedding. Source: Facebook

After briefly leaving the room, Delaney allegedly returned and told the woman he wanted to help her get changed for bed.

Her victim statement, seen by KLAS, said the woman told him no before he allegedly forced himself on her. 

Surveillance video and key records from the hotel were consistent with the victim's statement and DNA evidence was collected as part of the investigation, the news station reported.

Delaney was charged with three counts of sexual assault and one count of lewdness. 

Bride stands by new husband

The man went on to marry his bride, Tamara Delaney, that same day and she told the Daily Mail she supported her new husband in the wake of the allegations. 

"She verbally consented and is lying. And yes I am still by my husband's side," she told the publication. 

On Facebook the bride posted a photo of herself and Delaney on their wedding day, both smiling at each other while holding plaques that say "Mr and Mrs". 

Delaney also posted a photo from their wedding day with the caption: "Married [as f***] yo."

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