Former Rita’s Italian Ice owner sentenced to 6 years in prison

DELAWARE, OH (WCMH)–Danny Kitsos was sentenced to 6 years in prison today by a Delaware County judge after being convicted of sexually assaulting teen employees.

Investigators say Kitsos plied his young female employees at Rita’s Italian Ice with alcohol and drugs and then allegedly had sex with them.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two charges of sexual battery in August. Other charges were dropped.

In addition to time in prison, Kitsos received five years post release control. He must pay a fine of $10,000, and will be classified as a tier III sex offender. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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