A 73-year-old Provo man who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a child will spend the next six months in the Utah County Jail with release for therapy.

Vern W. Thorpe pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in February. Besides the jail sentence, Judge Ray M. Harding ordered Thorpe to pay $1,250 in fines and restitution. Harding set a hearing for June 14 to review Thorpe's progress. Harding also granted a motion to sentence Thorpe under the next lowest category, a third-degree felony.