Catholic Priest

Julius May

Ordained: 0
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh

From Report I of the 40th Statewide Investigating Grand Jury for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

In May 2011, an adult male reported when he was a student at North Catholic High School during the 1963-1964 school year, he had developed a medical condition known as orchitis which is a form of mumps that settles in the testicles. He stated that Brother Julius May, who was a counselor at the high school, demanded to conduct a medical examination of his genitals.  He refused and left May’s office.

In May 2014, a 66-year-old male reported that he was inappropriately touched by May when he was a student at North Catholic High School during the 1962-1963 school year.  He accused May of running his hand up his pant leg.  The young man left before May touched his genital area.  When he informed the principal of May’s actions, the principal passed off the experience as May just being friendly.

The files indicated that the Diocese attempted to reach out to the victims with respect to counseling services.

Additional information regarding the widespread sexual abuse of children within the Catholic Dioceses of Pennsylvania and the systemic cover up by senior church officials is compiled in the Pennsylvania Diocese Victim’s Report published by the Pennsylvania Attorney General following a two-year grand jury investigation.  A complete copy of the Report is available on the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s website.