Former “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins won’t be prosecuted for either allegedly molesting or exposing himself to three child victims, TMZ.com reports, citing law enforcement sources.
The website reports that because all three cases are decades old, the statute of limitation bars them from prosecution, according to law enforcement sources.
As previously reported, officials in Los Angeles and New York reviewed an audio recording of Collins talking about allegedly exposing himself to and sexually abusing three underage girls.
TMZ reports: “The NYPD case is the one with the best argument that the statute hasn’t run … as we reported the victim came forward in 2012 and spoke with NY detectives. But that case involves an incident in the 70s and we’re told law enforcement has all but given up on a viable case.”
The story adds: “Although it looks like Collins will not be prosecuted — assuming no one else comes forward — he will still have to deal with the molestation issue in court. His divorce trial is next month, and [Faye Grant, Collins’ wife] plans to raise the issue because she wants her portion of the assets protected in case one of the victims files suit. And he plans to raise the issue because he claims she used the audio to extort him.”