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'5 Browns' Dad Pleads Guilty to Abusing Daughters

2/17/2011 4:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The father of classical piano group "The 5 Browns" just pled guilty to sexually abusing his three daughters back when they were children -- and now faces up to life in prison.

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His daughters -- now aged 26, 30, 32 -- decided to call the police on their father after learning he planned to manage other child musicians.

55-year-old Keith Scott Brown 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.

According to court documents, the abuse lasted sporadically from 1990-1998.

Sentencing is scheduled for March -- and he faces anywhere between ten years to life in prison.

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Lemonade    

I am in NO WAY saying what he did is okay, but hasn't the statue of limitaion run out of this? I mean, I think you have a certain amount of time after turning 18 to report a crime committed against you as a child and I think it would have run out by now.

Posted at 12:13 PM on Feb 17, 2011 by Tammy
Not in Utah.

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brandywyne    

I am proud of them. They have saved other children from the *******.

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Lemonade    

Well, there's Mormon family values for you! Most don't drink or smoke, but when it comes to sex, the wheels come off. This behaviour is not rare within Mormon families. Compare to Catholic priest abusing little boys.

1253 days ago
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Sid    

@Tammy: I wondered the same re statute of limitations and found that in Utah there is none when it comes to s_exual abuse of minors. Good for Utah...

1253 days ago
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Shea    

Is there even a statute of limitations for child molestation in Utah?
The daughters did the right thing in reporting their father before he did it to other children he wanted to "manage".

1253 days ago
21.

Superman    

And yet if you go to any of these sex stories websites, they are loaded with incest stories.

It isn't fair. This guy has a wife and 3 daughters (5 children in all) and this is what he does to them.

1253 days ago
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Mindy    

I will never be able to wrap my head around pedophilia, but even more confounding is the idea of molesting your OWN children. I mean, how can you even look them in the eye, or breathe the same air?? I hope this guy gets a hefty prison sentence, and I commend the kids for coming forward, to protect others.

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Sarafina    

I agree with Violette-Blue...and to go even further, castrate (old-fashioned way) the sick f**k before being put to death!

1253 days ago
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Sad sad    

There should never be a statue of limitation on incest/molestation/rape cases. Good for them. They got some justice and saved others from him.

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documented_as_puzzling    

what the denial of truths make people believe that they will get away with for taking what bit of innocence chilhood gives for relation to greater recognition to remain clear to be one with one -

1253 days ago
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

Well, there's Mormon family values for you! Most don't drink or smoke, but when it comes to sex, the wheels come off.
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The Mormons have the highest rate of child abuse among all the religions....makes the Catholic priests look almost angelic in comparison.

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documented_as_puzzling    

the thing about the picture is that they hardly look phased - must be locked into something decent -

1253 days ago
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sam    

Kudos to the girls for not sweeping this under the rug and seeking JUSTICE!!!!!!!!!!!

1253 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Is there even a statute of limitations for child molestation in Utah?
The daughters did the right thing in reporting their father before he did it to other children he wanted to "manage".

Posted at 12:49 PM on Feb 17, 2011 by Shea
duhhh this happened from 90 to 98 so there is no telling how many other kids he abused

1253 days ago
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hfn    

ok, this makes perfect sense now. i wondered at first why they would go so public with it. but now we know, dad was gonna abuse the public next. good going girls, glad you didn't just sit back and watch:)

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