A Salem man was sentenced to prison Friday by 4th District Judge Cullen Y. Christensen on two counts of attempted sexual abuse of a child, third-degree felonies.

Steven D. Montague, 33, was ordered to serve one to 15 years in prison for fondling two young girls in his car last year near the mouth of Payson Canyon. He earlier pleaded guilty to the charges.Christensen denied a request from Montague to change his plea because the request was not made in a timely manner and there was no reason justifying the change.