A 33-year-old Provo man has pleaded no contest to a charge of sexually abusing a child, a second-degree felony, following a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Steven N. Powell, originally charged with raping a 5-year-old girl, a first-degree felony, will be sentenced March 24. The charge stems from an incident at his home last July 9 involving a neighbor girl.Because a no-contest plea is treated as a guilty plea, Powell faces a possible prison sentence of one to 15 years.