An Orem man will be tried May 16 in 4th District Court on charges that he sexually abused two neighbor girls earlier this year.

Perry Chynoweth, 55, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree felony charges during a court appearance Friday before Judge Ray M. Harding. He is charged with showing pornographic materials to two Orem girls, ages 9 and 11, and then sexually abusing them.The defendant faces a maximum prison term of five years to life and a fine of up to $10,000.