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Allen Joseph

A longtime youth sports coach who was arrested this summer on allegations that he supplied alcohol to minors during a party at his Metairie home now stands accused of indecent behavior after "spooning" with three intoxicated boys in his bed. 

Allen Joseph, 55, was a well-known playground coach in Jefferson Parish, volunteering at Girard, Cleary, Mike Miley and Delta playgrounds.

He also worked as an assistant football coach at Jesuit High School in New Orleans and did a one-year stint in 1992 as a paid supervisor at Girard. 

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Joseph gave alcohol to three unidentified boys who ended up severely intoxicated during the gathering at his home on North Sibley Street on Aug. 5. He then allegedly got in bed with all three and pressed up against one of them while another filmed everything on SnapChat, a social media platform popular with teens. 

The Sheriff's Office initially booked Joseph on Aug. 10 on three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, allegations that involved only providing the alcohol. He was released on a $1,500 bond.

On Thursday, Joseph was booked on an additional count of indecent behavior with a juvenile for contact with the boy he is alleged to have pressed himself against.

In Louisiana, indecent behavior with a juvenile can bring up to seven years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Jefferson Parish officials had previously said Joseph spent about four decades coaching and refereeing at various parish playgrounds.

On Friday, Chief Administrative Officer Keith Conley gave more details, saying Joseph worked as a supervisor at Girard in 1992. After that, he was a volunteer coach and referee at different times at Girard, Cleary, Mike Miley and Delta, and he refereed for a private basketball league that used courts at parish playgrounds.

Joseph was banned from all parish playgrounds after his initial arrest, Conley said. 

He also was once an assistant football coach at Jesuit High School. Administrators with the school did not respond to a request for information, so it is not clear how long Joseph worked there or if he worked with any other teams or organizations. 

Authorities have said they think there may be additional victims from Joseph's past as a coach who have not come forward, and they asked anyone with information to contact the Sheriff's Office at (504) 364-5300. 

As of Friday, no one else had reported any incidents, Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde said. 

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