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Calif. dad pleads guilty to tossing son off boat

Dad pleads guilty to tossing son off boat during harbor cruise in Southern California By The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) ' A father who tossed his 7-year-old son overboard during a Southern California harbor cruise has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse and endangerment.

The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/zfV6rh) says Sloan Briles entered the plea Monday. Instead of jail, he was sentenced to a year in a child abuse treatment program and six months days in a residential alcohol-treatment program.

He also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer.



Prosecutors said the 35-year-old Irvine man was drunk during a Newport Harbor cruise in August when he slapped his son until he cried, then threw him off the boat.

Another boat veered to avoid hitting the boy, who was thrown a life ring.

Briles claimed that he and his son were only roughhousing.


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