‘7th Heaven’ Actor Confesses To Molesting Three Children

According to laist, actor Stephen Collins has admitted to molesting three underage girls.

The 67-year-old 7th Heaven star sent People a statement detailing the events that reportedly occurred over the span of 20 years from 1973 to 1994.

“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret,” Collins writes. “I have been working to atone for it ever since.”

In the statement, Collins writes that when he was 25, he exposed himself twice to a pre-teen girl in 1973, according to PEOPLE (via E! Online).

“When the girl and I were watching TV alone, I moved her hand in such a way that caused her to touch me inappropriately,” he writes. “It was a completely impulsive act, and it’s haunted me ever since to think of what I put her through.”