The Truth: Stephen Collins Confesses His Crimes

We have all been saddened by the actions of Stephen Collins. For many of us we mourn the loss of  innocence of his victims.  Most of us remember him as the doting dad on the faith driven show  7th Heaven. The 67-year-old – who has remained out of the public eye ever since a recording of him confessing to child molestation was released to TMZ – goes into detail about the incidents that occurred over a 20-year time span.

In vivid detail, Collins explains how there were three victims from 1973 to 1994, and how “I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way” in the last 20 years.

Collins also writes about why he hasn’t apologized directly to the women he once assaulted.

“Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret. I have been working to atone for it ever since. I’ve decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist’s or my knowledge or consent.”

“On the recording, I described events that took place 20, 32, and 40 years ago,” Collins continues. “The publication of the recording has resulted in assumptions and innuendos about what I did that go far beyond what actually occurred. As difficult as this is, I want people to know the truth.”

You can read the awful confession in this week’s People Magazine.

The Five Steps to Protecting Our Children

1. Learn the facts

2. Minimize the opportunity

3. Talk About it

4.Recognize the signs

5. React Responsibly

Make sure to read Did You Know That Men Get Abused Too? and 10 Steps To Prevent Sex Abuse

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