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.
A harassment charge was added for a third accuser, and that also was held for court.
The incidents occurred at the LA Fitness on Duncan Avenue, McCandless.
Defense attorney Phillip P. DiLucente argued that the charge of indecent assault involving the 17-year-old boy and charges of indecent exposure and open lewdness in connection with the third accuser should be dismissed, and the judge -- acknowledging both sides' arguments were good -- agreed.
Mr. DiLucente said the defense team was "very pleased" with the judge's decision to dismiss the charges. He successfully argued that the count of indecent assault should be thrown out, saying the two never had contact; the boy testified that Mr. DeIuliis tapped him on the knee to get his attention in the gym sauna.
Mr. DeIuliis was charged in two cases involving a total of three accusers. All three testified Wednesday.
He is accused of exposing himself inside the gym sauna and asking the teenager if he could perform oral sex on him.
Molly Born: email@example.com or 412-263-1944 or on Twitter @borntolede. First Published October 9, 2013 10:52 AM