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SALT LAKE CITY -- In the aftermath of their father's guilty plea, The 5 Browns are in the national spotlight.

It's a story that is resonating across the country and getting huge national attention. The three sisters of The 5 Browns press charges against their father for sexually abusing them when they were young.

Every major daily as well as national news outlets appear to be running with a story.

ABCNews.com features the story, "5 Browns Patriarch Confesses to Sexually Abusing Daughters."

Us Magazine has a write-up plus a photo gallery of stars who survived abuse. It's a trending story in USA Today. Stories also appear in People and Entertainment Weekly.

Essentially all major dailies in this country have the story, including the Boston Globe.

Late Friday a spokesman for The 5 Browns issued a statement. It said the three sisters are "relieved and grateful to close this chapter in their lives." And it says they're at peace with their father, Keith's plea.

Brown appeared in court and quietly pleaded "guilty" over charges stemming from sexual abuse committed against his daughters in the 1990s.

Defense attorney Steven Shapiro said, "Today was the next step in a very long process that Keith has been going through to accept responsibility for reprehensible conduct."

Deputy Utah County Attorney David Sturgill said, "That's what the victims wanted or I think it accomplishes what they wanted as far as his incarceration is concerned."

In their statement, The 5 Browns say the three sisters came forward out of concern for the welfare and protection of other young women and girls. It says it was difficult for the daughters to report their fathers' actions.

Keith Brown pleaded days after being rescued from a crash in Little Cottonwood Canyon. He faces at least 10 years in prison.

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