A Utah father will serve 30 days in jail and 30 days of house arrest for chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while the man was at work.

The Herald Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1waQyek ) state Judge Brandon Maynard insisted on jail time Monday despite a recommendation from prosecutors that the 29-year-old Logan man only serve house arrest.

The man pleaded guilty in November to misdemeanor child abuse as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Officials say the boy wasn't injured by a heavy chain attached to his ankle in June and had access to snacks, water and a bathroom.

Defense attorney David Perry says the father couldn't afford day care.

The Associated Press is withholding the father's name to avoid identifying the child, who is in foster care.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com