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'7th Heaven' dad probed over molestation

(FOX NEWS) NEW YORK – Stephen Collins, who played the beloved father and pastor on the family-friendly series “7th Heaven,” has reportedly been caught on tape admitting he molested three young girls.

“There is a formal complaint on file and the incident is being investigated by the Manhattan Special Victims Squad,” a New York law enforcement source told FOX411. Collins owned an apartment on New York City’s Upper East Side in the 1990s. The property was sold in 1997.

In a tape posted on TMZ, a man who the site claims is Collins is heard telling his therapist and wife about the incidents. TMZ reports Collins’ wife, Faye Grant, secretly recorded the tape to use in their divorce proceedings.