FATHER FOUND GUILTY FOR RAPING HIS DAUGHTERS.
The Brown daughters approached authorities about two years ago regarding their father's sexual abuse, after he had made it known he hoped to mentor young girls again in music. They didn't want any other young girl to experience what had happened to them at the hands of their father.
Keith Brown, Father of 'The 5 Browns' Piano Quintet Gets Ten Years to Life Sentence
According to a report from People Magazine, U.S. District Judge David Mortensen had the following to say to Keith Brown at his sentencing on Thursday in Provo, Utah.
"I think it's obvious a home should be a refuge and a safe place, and that a parent should be a protector," the judge said. He added that the incidents of sexual abuse weren't isolated incidents, but rather went on for a number of years.
The 5 Browns are an exceptional quintet of pianists, who travel the country performing at a number of venues. Three sisters and two brothers make up the quintet. They play mostly classical music.
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Keith Brown pleaded guilty to sodomy on a child under 14, and two charges of sex abuse of a child, as part of a plea agreement. He didn't speak at his sentencing, but submitted a letter of apology to his family.