Sexual assault charges laid against pizza delivery guy

CENTRETOWN – A Pizza Pizza delivery driver has been charged with several counts of sexual assault dating back 19 years.

“Today (Feb. 6), the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse (SACA) Section has charged a man with sexual assault in relation to historical incidents that occurred between 2001 and 2018, involving three different female victims,” the Ottawa Police Service released in a statement. “The incidents occurred while the suspect was employed as a delivery driver with Pizza Pizza in the 1700 block of Bank Street in Ottawa.”

Azizollah ‘Sam’ Arshadian, 64-years-old, of Gatineau, is charged with three counts of sexual assault.

He is scheduled to attend show cause court today. Investigators are concerned that there may be other victims or witnesses and asking them to contact SACA investigators.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at