Catholic Priest

Marvin Justi

Ordained: 1958
Diocese: Diocese of Pittsburgh

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

In August 2016, an adult female reported that in June, 1969, she was a 17-year-old nursing student at Sewickley Valley Hospital.   During that time, Father Marvin Justi was a patient at the hospital and she gave him a sponge bath.  During the bath, he became sexually aroused and and insisted that she continue to wash his genitals.  After that, Justi began sending her suggestive letters and notes. Her mother found the notes and reported Justi to his superior.

In 1982, the female was working at a physical therapy facility in Ambridge when Justi arrived as a patient.  He proceeded to undress and refused to get dressed when she attempted to start the session.  He was asked to leave and seek therapy elsewhere.

In 1985, Justi appeared at the female’s house unannounced. She allowed him to enter. While there, he used the restroom. He then re-appeared in the living room naked with a freshly shaven genital area.  He left after she picked up the telephone to call the police.

Diocesan records contained little to no documentation on any investigation conducted by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

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.