Alfonzo DeIuliis, the principal of Pittsburgh Brookline school, was placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning after school officials were notified that a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
According to court dockets, McCandless police charged DeIuliis, 37, of Allison Park, with harassment, open lewdness, indecent assault, indecent exposure, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with a minor following an incident at the L.A. Fitness center in McCandless.
DeIuliis is accused of masturbating in front of a teenage boy inside the sauna of L.A. Fitness on Aug. 12, then touching the boy's leg and asking to perform oral sex on the teen, according to the criminal complaint.
The boy first reported the incident to his mother, who reported it to L.A. Fitness. At the time, L.A. Fitness was not able to identify DeIluliis. According to the complaint, the boy notified L.A. Fitness management himself on Aug. 26 when he and a friend again saw DeIluliis in the sauna of the fitness center.
The criminal complaint shows that a similar incident was reported at the fitness center in February, and DeIuliis was identified as the suspect in that incident.
DeIuliis was charged on Tuesday, Aug. 27. He was held temporarily in Allegheny County Jail on Tuesday, but was released after posting 10-percent of a $100,000 bail amount.
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."
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. before Magisterial District Judge William Wagner.