Niagara Gazette

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March 18, 2013

Chef takes plea deal in sex abuse case

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Niagara Gazette — The chef and owner of popular Italian restaurants in Lewiston, Buffalo and the Falls, was accused of "sexually touching" and having "sexual contact" with a then 14-year-old girl beginning in July 2004 and continuing that contact until July 2005. Prosecutors confirmed that the six incidents that occurred during that time period took place at Inglima's Wheatfield home.

The indictment also charged that Inglima sexually abused the same victim, now 21, while she worked at a South End restaurant in the Falls in July 2011.

The victim's father told the Gazette that his daughter "hung out" at Inglima's Lewiston restaurant, where her siblings were working, in 2004 and 2005. During that time, the victim became friends with Inglima's children and would visit them at their Wheatfield home.

Inglima is currently free on $500,000 bail, posted in connection with the federal drug case.

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