A Payson man pleaded guilty Friday in 4th District Court to a reduced charge of sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.

Lyle Comte, 39, was originally charged with sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony. Judge Ray M. Harding ordered Comte to report to Adult Probation and Parole for a presentence investigation. He will return to court June 21 for sentencing.