Actor Stephen Collins Accused of Sexual Assault
Actor Stephen Collins, 67, from the hit show “7th Heaven” has publicly admitted to sexually assaulting 3 teenage girls spanning from the 1970s to the 1990s. Collins surreptitiously admitted to his indiscretions during a taped private therapy session with his therapist and wife.
“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret,” Collins said in the statement. “I have been working to atone for it ever since.”
Detectives in Los Angeles and New York were both made aware of Collins’ admission in 2012. The New York Police Department determined that the statute of limitations for the allegations had passed. The Los Angeles Police Department has taken note of the purported admission and handed the case over the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Since the allegations went public, many are concerned with the seriousness of the acts. It is imperative that in any case of sexual misconduct the accused, such as Stephen Collins, are represented by the most experienced and qualified sex crime defense attorney.