A Provo man who pleaded guilty to sodomizing an 8-year-old girl and sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl was sentenced Friday to terms of five years to life and one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison.

John Colvin Tanner, 39, was sentenced by Fourth District Judge Ray M. Harding. As part of the sentence, Tanner will be sent to the Utah State Hospital for evaluation and possible entrance into the sex offenders program.He may serve a portion of his sentence there and then be returned to the state prison to serve the balance of the sentence, Harding said.

Tanner was charged with forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony, and sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.