JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A Metairie coach accused of spooning juveniles has been indicted, according to court documents.
Allen Joseph, a longtime Jefferson Parish coach and referee, was allegedly "spooning" with the intoxicated minors, an act that was uploaded onto social media.
He was formally charged with three counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile in a bill of information on July 27.
Joseph pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday.
During the original investigation, The JPSO said their detectives learned Joseph was a coach and referee at a number of Jefferson Parish Recreation Department playgrounds for about 40 years.
Authorities say Joseph hosted parties at his home in the summer of 2017 and allowed the boys "to become severely intoxicated."
The three victims, two 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old, knew Joseph through his involvement as a coach with the Jefferson Parish Recreation Department, according to the sheriff's office. They had been invited to a party at his North Sibley home that night.