7th Heaven actor confesses to child molestation

In this June 17, 2013 file photo, Stephen Collins attends the premiere party for "Devious Maids" at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Los Angeles. New York police said Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, that the department has an open investigation into accusations that Collins molested a 14-year-old girl in his Manhattan apartment in 1972. The revelation led to two cable networks pulling re-runs of Collins' show "7th Heaven" and his resignation from a leadership position with the guild SAG-AFTRA. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP, file)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Los Angeles police say reports of actor Stephen Collins’ death are untrue. This as the man best known for playing a father and minister on the ’90s hit “7th Heaven” is investigated for child molestation.

CNN reports, the actor wasn’t even home when a reporter called police early Wednesday morning about hearing a gunshot at the house. Police say no shots were fired.

New York City Police are investigating Collins after TMZ leaked a tape containing, what the website says, is Collins confessing he’d molested underage girls. The victims are between 11 and 13-years-old and include a relative of his first wife.

It was the actor’s estranged second wife, Faye Grant, who made the recording during a 2012 therapy session. She says she had nothing to do with the tape becoming public.

Since news of the investigation broke Tuesday, Collins’ career has taken a big hit. He was fired “Ted 2” and networks have pulled reruns of “7th Heaven” off air. Collins has also resigned from his place as a board member for the Screen Actor’s Guild.

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