A Salt Lake County man has been sent to prison after pleading guilty to a charge in connection with the abduction and sexual abuse of a Riverton girl.

Third District Judge Homer Wilkinson sentenced Darrell Maine Stauffer, 29, to term of five years to life in Utah State Prison.Last month, Stauffer pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony.

Stauffer was originally charged with kidnapping the girl while she was walking home on the 120th South block of 13th West. The charges alleged Stauffer took the girl to a nearby field, fondled her sexually and then returned her to the neighborhood, where he released her.