“[A]n audio recording surfaced this week [on TMZ] in which a man whom police believe is [actor Stephen] Collins confessed 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,” the website of the Los Angeles Times reports.
According to the report, “The Los Angeles Police Department said it began an investigation of Collins in 2012 after a woman contacted police to say he molested her in New York 40 years earlier and that she thought he may have molested one of his relatives in California.
LAPD Capt. Fabian Lizarraga said investigators repeatedly reached out to the relative, but she never responded. The allegation was never substantiated, he said. ‘We can’t force her to talk to us,’ he said. ‘She’s an adult now.’ ”
The L.A. Times story adds, “Lizarraga said investigators also spoke to Collins’ estranged wife and obtained a recording of the therapy session. By the time TMZ posted what it said was a portion of that recording on its website Tuesday, the LAPD’s case was no longer active. The department said it was taking another look at its earlier investigation.
“The New York Police Department said its ongoing investigation began with a complaint in 2012 involving an incident alleged to have occurred in 1972.
“The complaint said Collins forced a then-14-year-old girl to commit a lewd act inside his Manhattan apartment, New York police said. Special Victims detectives are investigating the claim.”
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