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7th Heaven Dad Stephen Collins Reportedly Confesses To Child Molestation

| by Alex Groberman

Stephen Collins, the actor who famously played a father and pastor on the hit TV series 7th Heaven, is reportedly being investigated for allegedly molesting at least three underage girls.

In a troubling new recording obtained by TMZ from a therapy session that is said to have occurred in 2012, Collins seemingly acknowledges that he sexually abused multiple young girls.

As reported by TMZ:

Collins -- who is in the middle of a nasty, prolonged divorce with actress Faye Grant -- revealed to her in 2012 he had molested and/or exposed himself to several underage girls years before. Collins and Grant went to a therapist where she peppered him with questions about the incidents ... and he not only answered, he was specific. 

Here's what Collins didn't know at the time. Grant taped the therapy session. We're told her lawyer advised her it was legal to secretly record the conversation because in California you're allowed to secretly record conversations to gather evidence the other person committed a violent felony ... and molesting a child under the age of 14 qualifies.

(via Gawker)

An NYPD source informed TMZ that the NYPD is actively looking into these accusations, and although many years have passed since the incidents allegedly occurred, Collins can still be prosecuted.

You can listen to TMZ’s recording here.

Source: TMZ, Gawker