Pittsburgh School Principal Held For Trial On Lewdness Charge

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The suspended principal of Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 accused of exposing himself at a McCandless gym was held for court Wednesday on several charges.

But the district judge presiding over the preliminary hearing for Alfonzo DeIuliis dismissed three charges, including what his attorney called the “most serious” one.

Mr. DeIuliis, 37, of Hampton was ordered to stand trial on charges of indecent exposure, open lewdness, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with a minor and harassment involving one alleged victim, 17, at a hearing before District Judge William K. Wagner.

Charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness for a second alleged victim were held for court.

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More Lewdness Charges Filed Against Suspended Pittsburgh Principal

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New charges were added today against the principal of Pittsburgh Brookline K-8 accused last week of exposing himself in a McCandless gym.

Alfonzo DeIuliis, 37, of Hampton, was charged today with a count each of open lewdness and indecent exposure, which follows similar charges filed last week by McCandless police.

Defense attorney Phil DiLucente said his client had no comment, but that his legal team “vehemently” believes Mr. DeIuliis did nothing wrong.

“We will fight these charges — every single one of them,” Mr. DiLucente said outside District Judge William K. Wagner’s office, where a preliminary hearing on the first set on charges was scheduled for this morning.

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Pittsburgh Public Schools Puts Brookline K-8 Principal On Leave After McCandles LA Fitness Lewdness Accusation

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Pittsburgh Public Schools placed the principal of its Brookline K-8 campus on paid administrative leave, the district said today, after he was accused of asking a 17-year-old boy to allow him to perform oral sex.

Alfonzo DeIuliis, 37, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, two counts of indecent exposure, open lewdness and harassment, according to court records.

He likely will be released tomorrow after he completes a behavioral clinic “to make sure he’s not a danger to himself or others,” standard procedure when charges involve accusations of a sex-related assault, his attorney, Phil DiLucente, said.

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Pittsburgh School Board OKs 30 Percent Drop In Tax Rate

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A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As required by state law because of an overall increase in property values, both Pittsburgh Public Schools and the city of Pittsburgh are on course to reduce property tax rates by about 30 percent for calendar 2013.

The school board Wednesday night unanimously approved reducing the rate from 13.92 mills to 9.65 mills.

Pittsburgh City Council Wednesday gave preliminary approval on a unanimous voice vote to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl‘s tax proposal that will drop the millage rate from 10.8 mills to 7.56 mills.  A final vote is set for Tuesday.

Whether the taxes of an individual property owner will go up depends on how the property fared in the countywide reassessment.  Overall, property values in the city went up 48 percent.  If the value of a particular property went up more than that, taxes will increase.  Taxes will decrease if the value went up less than that.

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