Lawyer: Utah man accused of chaining son to bed while at work reaches plea deal

A defense attorney says a Utah father accused of chaining his 7-year-old son to a bed while the man was at work won't serve jail time as part of a plea deal.

Court records show the 29-year-old father from Logan pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count of child abuse.

Defense attorney David Perry says the father will wear an ankle monitor for about four months and complete 80 hours of community service.

Perry says the boy wasn't injured by the heavy chain attached to his ankle in June, and he had access to snacks, water and a bathroom. He says the father couldn't afford day care.

A judge has yet to officially sign off on the sentencing.

Prosecutors didn't immediately return messages.

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