Stephen Collins

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E! News has obtained the 2012 divorce papers between 7th Heaven's Stephen Collins and Faye Grant, his wife of nearly 27 years.

In the documents, Grant explains how in January of that year she "learned for the first time that Stephen had been engaging in a long term pattern of sexually molesting children."

She added that Stephen "admitted that he had sexually molested three underage girls over a decade ago; at least two of the three girls were molested over the course of several years. At least one of the victims has filed a report with the New York City Special Victims Unit."

According to her declaration, Grant claims that her ex's therapist had relayed the information to her and explained that he has "narcissistic personality disorder with sociopathic tendencies."

"Obviously I am sickened by Stephen's actions. I have spent the past 20 months coping with the trauma of learning about Stephen's illness and worrying about my moral and legal responsibility," Faye stated in the filings.

"I have urged Stephen multiple times to seek proper treatment for pedophilia. I am particularly afraid of what may happen if he does not seek treatment, because he may be working or interacting with children in connection with his employment."

Faye also shared that in December 2012, she had received two letters from a man who identified himself as the husband of one of Stephen's three victims.

She claimed that the man "berated me for my cowardice" for not turning her husband at the time into the authorities.

The man, according to Faye, also threatened to bring a civil lawsuit against her for Stephen's actions.

As a precautionary measure at the time, Faye was "seeking to bifurcate the issue of Stephen's liability, such that Stephen will be held solely liable for his sexual assaults and ordered to indemnify, pay and hold Faye harmless in the event that she is damage by his tortious and/or criminal conduct."

Earlier today, an audio tape was released by TMZ with what appears to be the 67-year-old actor confessing to molesting and exposing himself to three girls under the age of 14.

Stephen and Faye have one daughter together, Kate Collins, who was born in 1989.

—Additional reporting by Baker Machado.

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