A 79-year-old Provo man, originally charged with sexually abusing a child, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of lewdness Monday in 4th Circuit Court.

James Clark, 1213 Ash Ave., appeared before Judge Robert Sumsion in connection with a February incident. His fine and jail term were stayed for two months and will be reviewed at the end of that time.Lewdness involving a child is a class A misdemeanor. The prior sex abuse charge was a second-degree felony.

The defense counsel will submit a proposal to the judge recommending psychiatric counseling for one year.