The Region

A second young man convicted of a felony for his role in last year's Labor Day weekend riot in Huntington Beach was sentenced Monday to one year in the Orange County Jail by a Superior Court judge who called the sentence "a necessary deterrent." Robert M. Oates, 20, of Redondo Beach, was convicted by a jury last month of felony arson and misdemeanor participation in a riot. On Monday, he was sentenced to five years probation, including a one-year jail term. News media videotapes of the Aug. 31 riot near the Huntington Beach Pier depicted Oates and several other young men shoving a three-wheel police motorcycle into a burning police squad car.

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