A Springville man charged with raping a 14-year-old neighbor girl Jan. 2 pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Friday as a result of plea negotiations with the Utah County Attorney's office.

Charles H. Simmons, 34, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, and will be sentenced on the charge June 16. He faces a possible prison term of one to 15 years and a fine of up to $10,000.The defendant remains free on $25,000 bond despite arguments by prosecutors that he should be in custody until sentenced.