David Lyons

Stephen Collins plays a pedophile priest in short film 'Penance'

Stephen Collins plays a pedophile priest in short film 'Penance'

In an eerie echo of his off-screen turmoil, actor Stephen Collins, who is currently under investigation for alleged child molestation, portrays a pedophile priest in an independent short film that has played at film festivals recently.

The 11-minute short, "Penance," stars David Lyons as a troubled man who seeks help from a priest (Collins) to "clear his conscience and discover exactly what it means to find forgiveness … or to give it," as the film's website says.

"Penance"...

82°