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Sentence in child molest case

City News Service | 2/2/2018, midnight

A Lancaster man was sentenced to 23 years to life in state prison for sexually abusing a young family member.

Adam Anthony Orona, 27, will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Orona was sentenced Thursday in connection with his Jan. 17 no contest plea to one felony count each of oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 years or younger and committing a lewd act on a child, according to Deputy District Attorney Myle Phan.

The crimes occurred at his home over the weekend of March 24-25 last year, the prosecutor said. Orona was arrested several days later by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and has remained behind bars since then.