Preliminary hearing for a Provo man charged with four felony counts of rape and sexual abuse will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 before 4th Circuit Judge John Backlund.

Vern Sanford, 65, is charged with raping and sexually abusing two neighbor girls, ages 8 and 11. He was arrested Monday night by Provo police and released Wednesday on his own recognizance.Sanford is charged with three counts of rape of a child, first-degree felonies, and one count of child sexual abuse, a second-degree felony.