Irvine Father Pleads Guilty to Felony Child Abuse For Throwing Son Off Boat

An Irvine father pleaded guilty today to child abuse and resisting a police officer. Sloane Briles, 35, was accused and now convicted of throwing his son from a Newport Beach harbor boat last summer. Prosecutors argued that Briles should serve actual jail time in that he failed to assist his son or jump into the water to save him. Rather, angry passengers of the harbor beach cruise is what caused Briles to finally jump into the water.

Briles who was out on bail received three years of probation, 180 days county jail, restitution and is ordered to attend and complete a child abuse treatment program. Instead of serving actual jail time, Briles was ordered to enroll in a residential alcohol rehabilitation treatment center run by the Department of Veteran Affairs.


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