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Utah father admits to molesting daughters

PROVO, UT (CNN) - The father of a classical piano-playing group made up of five siblings admitted to sexually molesting three of his children Thursday.

Keith Brown pleaded guilty in Utah to abusing his daughters more than a decade ago. The three girls, along with their two brothers, make up "The Five Browns" musical group.

The incidents date back to the early 1990s, when each girl was 13 years old or younger, but police have been working on the case for months.

Prosecutors say Brown's plea was part of an agreement between the state, Brown's lawyers and daughters.

"That's what the victims wanted, or I think it accomplishes what they wanted as far as his incarceration is concerned," said David Sturgill, Utah County deputy attorney. "I'm not going to speak as to why it took so long for them to come to light. I think that's a personal thing. The victims have their reasons for not coming forward sooner."

Brown was charged with three felony counts, including sodomy on a child and sex abuse of a child. He is scheduled to be sentenced at the end of March.

Prosecutors say they'll recommend the maximum punishment of 10 years to life in prison.

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