Utah District Judge sentenced the father of the profound piano group, The 5 Browns, to at least 10 years in prison, on the charges that he abused his three daughters in their childhood. Keith S. Brown, the father of the three girls namely Desirae, Deondra, and Melody, abused them in their early teens. The judge declared him a danger to the society and announced at least 10 years imprisonment.
The 5 Browns are a classical musical piano group comprised of 5 family members. Their most popular classical tunes include George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King.
Keith S. Brown was charged with sexually abusing his three daughters in early 2011. Although the period during which he abused his daughters was between 1990-1998, his daughters decided to reveal the abuse they suffered as children when they learnt that their father was going to start teaching teenagers again.
His daughters also shared that they felt disgusted when they realized that they were abused one after another. Brown had also threatened his daughters to hide the incident from their mother, or he will punish them by abusing them again.
His elder daughter, Desirae, during her testimony, said, “I could not understand what was my father doing to me in the beginning, but he made it a habit of touching me again and again, I then realized that he was sexually abusing me.”
Brown, in his defense, initially shared that he was falsely being convicted and that he had never sexually harassed or abused any of his daughters. However, later during the case, Brown admitted that he did sexually abuse his daughters at different instances.
Currently, Keith Brown has been pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree felony sodomy and two counts of second-degree felony child abuse. He faces sentencing of 10 years at present, but his sentence may increase to 15 or 20 years of imprisonment.
At the end of the proceedings, Deputy Attorney David Strugill said, “To say whether 10 years, 15, 20 years in jail or prison is enough for he's done, I don't know. Whether it's good or bad, he has changed the course of their lives, and I don't know if there's any price he could possibly pay that would make up for that."
Brown’s children have severed their personal and professional relations with him. He has now no connection with them.