Pensacola dentist Charles Stamitoles guilty of battering employee

*Editor’s note: This story has been updated to remove a statement incorrectly attributed to the prosecutor.

After roughly two hours of deliberation, a jury found the Pensacola dentist charged with touching a female employee guilty of misdemeanor battery Wednesday afternoon. 

Charles Stamitoles, who was in trial last week for the same offense before the judge declared a mistrial, was found guilty of slapping the buttocks, kissing the neck and grabbing one of his employees from behind without her consent May 24 and May 25.

Assistant State Attorney Nathanial Sebastian told the jury this case “boiled down to” the employee’s testimony of how the events transpired in May, saying “her testimony has been consistent through the entirety of the case.”

“I’ve proven the case beyond a reasonable doubt,” he told the jury. “I ask you to return a verdict of guilty.”

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