Not guilty. That was the plea from some of the teens arrested Thursday for taking part in an illegal party at ex-NFL star Brian Holloway's house. YNN Erin Vannella was there Thursday afternoon when the teens first turned themselves in and has more.
STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The six teens arrested Thursday in connection to an illegal house party at former NFL star Brian Holloway's Stephentown home were arraigned in court.
Three young men, all pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including criminal mischief, criminal trespass and endangering the welfare of a child. Three young women were charged as youthful offenders and arraigned in private.
The group turned themselves into police Thursday afternoon, accused of taking part in a destructive party of about 300 teens.
The case was gaining national attention as Holloway made pleas for the teens to come forward.
He says he had no choice but to press charges.
"They are in a place and a time where they made some big decisions. One, showing up at the party. Two, all the dangerous things that were going on. Three, they decided not to come forward. Fourth, the parents also decided not to come forward. So it left me really no other alternative," Holloway said.
Holloway also re-posted several photos of the suspects online, including many who were arraigned in court. He says they caused $20,000 of damage, knocked down walls and spray painted graffiti.