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"Seventh Heaven" TV dad Stephen Collins is admitting to having inappropriate sexual conduct with underage girls.  In a statement released to "People" magazine, the 67-year-old actor says, "Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret.  I have been working to atone for it ever since."  

Collins said there were three victims between 1973 and 1994 and that he has since curbed his impulse to act out in such a way.  The actor says he's addressing the issue in response to the release of an audio tape made during a marriage therapy session in which Collins seemed to confess to the inappropriate behavior.  

The recording was posted by celebrity news website TMZ a few months ago.  Following the release of the tape,Collins was dropped from the upcoming comedy "Ted 2."  The UP TV cable network also pulled reruns of "7th Heaven" on which Collins played pastor father Eric Camden from 1996 to 2007.

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