Keith Scott Brown – the father of piano quintet The 5 Browns – pled guilty today to charges of sexually molesting his three daughters, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
The 55-year-old appeared before Judge David Mortensen in Utah and was represented by his lawyer Steven Shapiro.
He was charged with one count of first-degree felony sodomy upon a child, and two counts of second-degree felony sexual abuse of a child.
His daughters – Melody, 26, Deondra, 30 and Desirae, 32, – contacted the police to report the abuse because they feared for other young musicians their father was planning to manage.
He now faces a life sentence when he next appears in court on March 31, 2011, before Judge Mortensen.
The siblings of the classical piano quintet known as The 5 Browns have been in fame’s spotlight for nearly a decade, known as members of a wholesome, inseparable family.
On Wednesday, the group’s three adult sisters publicly unearthed the dark family secret of the alleged abuse that happened sporadically between 1990 and 1998.
“We can confirm that Keith Brown has been charged with sexual abuse involving his daughters,” wrote Kimball Thomson, a spokesman for The 5 Browns, in a statement.
Prosecutors gave no indication of Brown’s alleged victims in charges filed last week in Utah’s 4th District Court.
The charges indicate Brown allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14 between November 1990 and October 1992. Brown also allegedly sexually abused a child between March 1997 and March 1998, according to the charges.