A Salt Lake County man has been sentenced to prison for abusing a nursing home patient last year.

Brent D. Burris, 32, will serve an indeterminate sentence of zero to five years in the Utah State Prison, according to a sentence pronounced Friday by 3rd District Judge David S. Young.Burris was originally charged with forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony, and forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony, in connection with a Dec. 23 assault on a patient at Alpine Chavis Care Center, 3855 S. Seventh East.

The patient suffered from a degenerative disease and was unable to resist the assaults, according to reports.

Burris later pleaded guilty to abuse of a disabled adult, a third-degree felony.