A North Salt Lake man was sentenced to concurrent life prison terms Tuesday in 2nd District Court on four charges of sodomy upon a child, rape of a child, and attempted rape of a child.

Vernal Wright, 41, 446 E. 950 North, was sentenced to prison terms of five years to life on each charge by Judge Rodney S. Page.Wright was charged in incidents involving 10- and 14-year-old girls that took place between February 1987 and July 1988 in North Salt Lake, according to court records.

Rejecting a defense plea for counseling and incarceration in a treatment center for sexual offenders, the judge said Wright had already gotten a break when the minimum mandatory prison terms were dropped during plea negotiations.