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Keith Brown “pleaded guilty to sodomy on a child, a first-degree felony, and two
counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. The charges against him were
only filed last week.
Shapiro said his client first went to his LDS bishop to confess the abuse. But prosecutor
David Sturgill said it was the daughters who first reported the abuse to police.
In a statement released late Thursday, a spokesman for the 5 Brown said the daughters
initiated the case against their father. “The women were motivated to approach law
enforcement out of concern for the welfare and protection of other young women and girls,”
Kimball Thomson said.
He said the daughters are “at peace” with the agreement and “relieved and grateful to close
this chapter in their lives.”
The sodomy charge stemmed from oral sex incidents that occurred between November
1990 and October 1992, according to prosecutors. Since the crimes occurred in the early
’90s, Brown can only be sentenced to a maximum of 10 years to life in prison because of
the law 20 years ago. If this incident had occurred today, Brown would be facing 25 years to
life in prison, Sturgill said.”
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LDS mission information
The accused did not serve a full-time LDS mission.
LDS temple marriage information
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the accused was married in a Mormon temple.
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- Alleged failure to report by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by local LDS leaders? no
- Alleged misconduct by global LDS leaders? no
FLOODLIT is not aware whether the Mormon church paid any settlement amounts related to this case.