This is a twist we didn't expect!
7th Heaven's Stephen Collins admitted to molesting and/or exposing his bits to three underage girls, but he won't have to deal with the legal consequences.
Law enforcement sources revealed that the actor won't be prosecuted because all three of the cases are from decades ago! They even looked into one that was closed two years ago, but it was still too old, because of the statute of limitations.
However, in the New York case, the statute may not have run out, since the victim reported it in 2012. The catch is that officials are having a tough time making a case since it happened in the 70s.
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BUT Collins' molestation won't go away yet because his ex who released the secret tape, Faye Grant, said that she wants their assets divided in their divorce in case another victim tries to sue Stephen. His side is that Faye used the tape as extortion in the divorce.
And there's still the lingering rumor that Collins molested a child between 1996 and 2007, while on 7th Heaven, but no one's coming forward to confirm it.
Our thoughts are still with the victims of this case, because no one should ever do what Collins did.
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