McCandless Police Tuesday charged an Allison Park man with masturbating in front of a 17 year-old boy on Aug. 12 inside the sauna at the LA Fitness on Duncan Avenue in McCandless Crossing.
Alfonzo DeIuliis, 37, of Allison Park, is principal of Pittsburgh Brookline school. He was placed on a leave of absence Tuesday.
According to the criminal complaint, he is also accused of touching the boy on the leg and asking if he could perform oral sex on him.
DeIuliis is charged with unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, two counts of indecent exposure, open lewdness and harassment.
According to the criminal complaint, McCandless police took a similar report in February about a man whose description and vehicle was later matched that of DeIuliis'.
In that incident, a man told police that the suspect masturbated in front of him in the sauna, and asked him to join.
Pittsburgh Public Schools released the following statement on Wednesday morning:
"Pittsburgh Brookline Principal, Alfonzo DeIuliis, was sent home yesterday at 11:00 a.m. as a result of information the District received regarding a warrant for his arrest related to inappropriate conduct with a 17 year old. The incident did not involve a Pittsburgh Public Schools student and took place outside the City of Pittsburgh.
As a result of the investigation, the principal was placed on leave of absence yesterday and will remain on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Mr. DeIuliis began with the District as a teacher October 8, 2001. He was appointed the principal of Pittsburgh Brookline this July. Until a new acting principal is named, assistant principal Mr. May will serve as interim leadership.
A letter is going home to all Pittsburgh Brookline families today regarding the incident."
DeIuliis is free on bond and faces a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge William Wagner in McCandless.
According to the criminal complaint, he is barred from LA Fitness and his membership has been terminated.
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