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Dressed in dark slacks and a gray overcoat, Brown appeared in court with his sister-in-law by his side. His response to the judge who asked for his plea on each charge was a barely audible, “guilty.”

Court records show Utah County prosecutors charged Brown with one first-degree felony count of sodomy on a child and two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child.

Brown could face a sentence of up to life in prison on the first-degree felony and up to 15 years each on the second-degree felonies.

Brown’s daughters are part of the classical piano group The 5 Browns whose albums have topped the classical music charts and who have appeared on “Oprah” and other shows.

From wire dispatches and staff reports