Keith Brown, the patriarch of Utah’s popular classical music group The 5 Browns, has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his famous daughters.
Brown, 55, headed to court today, bruised up from his recent car accident last week when his Porsche veered off a cliff.
The Salt Lake City Tribune reports Brown surprised the courtroom entering guilty pleas to sexually abusing three of his daughters when they were children — Desirae, 32, Deondra, 30, and Melody, 26, all members of the popular classical group of Julliard-trained pianists.
Brown pleaded guilty to sodomy on a child under 14, and two charges of sex abuse of a child, all felonies which could land him in prison for 10 years to life. His sentencing date is March 31.
Charges were issued against him on Feb. 10 in Provo, Utah, four days after a crash of his Porsche left him and his wife, Lisa Brown, 54, hospitalized with minor injuries.
“We can confirm that Keith Brown has been charged with sexual abuse involving his daughters,” Kimball Thomson, a spokesman for The 5 Browns, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press about the abuse.
He did not disclose any further information about the abuse, but he added that the family appreciates fans thoughts and prayers.
“One of the greatest sources of joy and satisfaction in each of their lives is the opportunity to share their favorite music together—and with fellow music lovers throughout the world,” Thomson added. “The 5 Browns wish to thank their friends and supporters for their concern and prayers on their behalf during this trying time.”