A former Orem resident pleaded guilty Friday in 4th District Court to one count of sexual abuse of a child.
Richard C. Worthen, 42, Santa Maria, Calif., pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony charge before 4th District Judge Cullen Y. Christensen. A charge of forcible sodomy against Worthen was dropped. The charge involved an incident with a 13-year-old boy in Worthen's home on June 17, 1989, while the two watched a movie containing nude scenes.Christensen referred Worthen to Adult Probation and Parole for a presentence report and set sentencing for Dec. 7. Worthen faces up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.