A former Bountiful man pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual abuse of a child this week in 2nd District Court in return for no new charges being filed against him by the Davis County Attorney's office.
Michael Wise, 38, who now resides in Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to the second-degree felony and will be sentenced March 7. He pleaded guilty to fondling a 13-year-old girl in Bountiful between August 1985 and January 1986.Wise was arraigned on the charge in district court Dec. 27 and pleaded not guilty. He was scheduled for trial Feb. 15.
At his pretrial hearing, Wise said he agreed to plead guilty to the charge in return for not having any more similar charges filed in Davis County. The charge carries a prison term of one to 15 years.