Stephen Collins under investigation in LA after alleged victim comes forward

Veteran television actor Stephen Collins, who is already under investigation in New York for child molestation, is now being investigated by Los Angeles sheriff's detectives after a woman reported the former "7th Heaven" star exposed himself to her in the early 1980s.

The Los Angeles department confirmed on Wednesday that it opened an investigation on Oct. 9 after the woman reported the incident to authorities. The alleged victim was 13 years old when she claims Collins exposed himself to her in West Hollywood, Calif., in 1983.

Special Victims Unit detectives are investigating the actor for indecent exposure and whether he annoyed or molested a child, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
Collins' attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, did not immediately return phone or email messages.

Collins, 67, has not been charged in Los Angeles or New York.

The woman reported the incident two days after New York police confirmed they had an open investigation into decades-old allegations that Collins molested a family acquaintance in Manhattan in the early 1970s. The revelation came after TMZ released an audio tape of Collins allegedly recanting the incidents in a therapy session with his wife.

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Faye Grant included allegations that her husband molested underage girls in court filings in their ongoing, messy divorce. Collins filed to divorce his wife in 2012, and a trial to divide the pair's assets is scheduled for next month.

TV Guide network and UPTV almost immediately canceled scheduled re-runs of "7th Heaven" after the scandal broke. UPTV told FOX411 on Monday it still had not made a decision on whether or not the reruns would remain off the air permanently.

Collins also lost roles in the upcoming film "Ted 2" and this season of the ABC series "Scandal."

Grant wrote in a sworn court declaration in Los Angeles last year that her husband had disclosed he molested at least three young girls.

"Stephen admitted that he has engaged in a long-term pattern of sexually abusing minor children, including sexually molesting three young girls over a decade ago," Grant wrote in the declaration, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court in November.

Kaplan, Collins' attorney, has declined to discuss specifics about the claims, but he has described the accusations as an attempt by Grant to obtain a more favorable settlement of the couple's divorce. He added that Grant has allegedly been blackmailing Collins with the audio recording for a long time.

Grant said in a statement last week that she was not trying to obtain an undue advantage in the divorce proceedings. "This is a deeply sad situation for everyone involved," Grant wrote. "With regard to the divorce proceedings, I am seeking no more than that to which I am legally entitled under the laws of the State of California."

Collins has worked steadily in television and movie roles since the early 1970s, with appearances in movies such as "All the President's Men," ''Star Trek: The Motion Picture," and recurring roles on series such as "No Ordinary Family," ''Revolution" and "Devious Maids" after "7th Heaven" concluded its 11-season run in 2007.

His “7th Heaven” costars did not return FOX411’s requests for comment about the allegations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.