California Child Predator Smiles, Claps After Receiving 126-Year Sentence

A Santa Maria man convicted of sexually abusing a female relative for more than a decade has been sentenced to 126 years in prison.

Arturo Adame turned to his victim, clapped and smiled after receiving the sentence Wednesday, prompting Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge James Rigali to order bailiffs to immediately remove him from the courtroom.

Adame was convicted Sept. 3 of 13 felony counts, including forcible rape, sexual assault on a child under 14 and attempting to dissuade a witness from reporting a crime.

The victim, who is in her early 20s, testified during trial that she was sexually abused for 11 years.