‘7th Heaven’ Star Stephen Collins Confesses To Child Molestation

A tape has hit the web of actor Stephen Collins confessing to the molestation of at least three young girls. Collins, predominantly known for his role as the patriarch Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven, was allegedly forthcoming about the incidents after initially disclosing them to his now ex-wife, Faye Grant.

According to TMZ, Collins first mentioned the molestations to Grant back in 2012. In a subsequent therapy session, Collins went into detail about touching and exposing himself to young girls. Grant, under advisement by her lawyer, recorded the session. In the tape, obtained by the website, Collins talks about an 11-year-old victim in New York City – a relative of his first wife – whose hand he used to touch his member.

“There was on moment of touching where her hand, I put her hand on my penis,” he admitted.

Stephen Collins also confesses to two other victims, another in New York and the third in Los Angeles, both of whom were between 11 and 13 years old at the time of the offense. He said he attempted to apologize to the girl in Los Angeles years later.

The NY Daily News also reports that the NYPD is now conducting an investigation of Collins’ molestations. Grant is protected under a California statute that allows for secret recording in the gathering of evidence to prove a felony. Collins’ role on 7th Heaven placed him in the company of three young girls at the time: Jessica Biel, Mackenzie Rosman and Beverley Mitchell.

Listen to Stephen Collins’ taped confession on VIBE.