Fr. Marvin Justi – Diocese of Pittsburgh

Father Marvin Justi

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Fr. Marvin Justi Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1958

Death: 2009

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1958-1969 – St. Fidelis Seminary
  • 1969-1972 – Quigley High School, (Ambridge, PA)
  • 1972 – Good Shepard Catholic Church (Shawnee, KS)
  • 1980 – St. Cecilia Catholic Church (Ambridge, PA)
  • 2002 – St. Joseph Church (Cabot, PA)

Summary of Allegations Against Father Marvin Justi:

According to the Grand Jury Report, a woman reported Father Marvin Justi in 2016. The victim, who was 17 at the time of the abuse, stated that she was a nursing student at Sewickley Valley Hospital when Justi was a patient in 1969. He became aroused when she gave him a sponge bath and urged him to continue washing his genitals. He then started sending her lewd notes. When the victim’s mother found Father Justi’s notes, she reported him to his boss.

Later in her career, the victim was working in Ambridge at a physical therapy office. Father Justi came to the office as a patient in 1982, then undressed and refused to put his clothes back on during his session with her. He was sent out of the office. A few years later in 1985, Father Marvin Justi came to the victim’s house uninvited. After she let him in, he went to the restroom and came back out with no clothes on. It looked like he had just shaved his genitals. She was going to call the police, so he left.

Justi died in 2009.

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