The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins for allegedly exposing himself to a minor about three decades ago, officials said, adding to existing sexual-abuse police inquires in L.A. and New York.
Sheriff's Capt. Shaun Mathers said the department is working with detectives from New York, who have been examining allegations that Collins had sexual contact with at least two minors there.
The 67-year-old actor is best known for his role as the wholesome, family-oriented Rev. Eric Camden on the TV series "7th Heaven."
An audio recording surfaced last week in which a man who police believe is Collins confesses to exposing himself to and sexually abusing three underage girls. Police in Los Angeles and New York said they reviewed the recording after receiving information in 2012 that the actor may have molested children years ago.