Coach accused of giving underage boys alcohol pleads guilty

November 23, 2018 GMT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana youth sports coach accused of plying underage boys with alcohol and joining them in bed has pleaded guilty to three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

The Advocate reports that 46-year-old Allen Joseph entered his plea in Gretna on Nov. 14. He was given a six-month suspended sentence and will be under house arrest and active probation for two years.

Joseph was arrested in 2017 and accused of having parties at his home, where he served boys chocolate milk spiked with vodka, played “beer pong” with them and allowed them to get severely intoxicated. He was also accused of “spooning” with the boys, pressing against them while he was being filmed.

Joseph denied having any sexual contact with the boys. He was prosecuted only on the charges related to giving them alcohol.