A Provo man charged with three felony counts of sexual abuse will appear before 4th District Judge Robert Sumsion on Jan. 30 in a preliminary hearing.

Bruce Elm, 53, is charged with one count of sodomy of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, all first-degree felonies.He is charged in connection with incidents involving two neighbor girls 10 and 12 years old, a Provo Police spokesman said.