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UPDATE: Elbridge pizzeria owner charged with forcible touching at business, state police say

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The owner of Dimitri’s Pizzeria, Sotirios “Sam” Gotsis, 57, was arrested by New York State Police on August 4 following allegations of inappropriate contact with a minor.


Gotsis, from Auburn, is accused of forcibly touching a female under the age of 17 at his pizza shop on June 15.

He faces charges of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, both class A misdemeanors.


The Elbridge pizzeria, which originally launched in 2018 at Elbridge Plaza, inaugurated a new location on 1124 Route 5 this June.

Following his arrest, Gotsis was handed appearance tickets and is set to be present in Elbridge Town Court on Monday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m.