A former Panguitch music teacher has entered a plea of no contest to charges of sexual abuse of a child under 14 years of age.

Bill Lowe entered the plea in 6th District Court. Sentencing was set for May 12 and a pre-sentence report by the Division of Adult Probation and Parole was ordered by the court.The defendant previously waived his right to a preliminary hearing in circuit court. Information filed with the court charges that the incident occurred March 12.

The crime is a second-degree felony that could carry a state prison sentence.