PROVO — A 34-year-old Provo man has admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy, taking a plea deal to avoid trial on 17 counts of sodomy on a child.

The Provo Daily Herald reporter Thursday that Clifford Quinlan pleaded guilty to 10 counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.

Investigators say he abused the boy every day for two years, starting when the boy was 10. Investigation documents say the victim told police that the only time he wasn't required to perform sexual acts was when is mother was home.

Quinlan will be sentenced March 2.

— Associated Press