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Cable networks UP TV and TV Guide announced they would not broadcast scheduled re-runs of Stephen Collins’ beloved family series 7th Heaven after details of molestation allegations against the actor were reported by TMZ.

New York police confirmed on October 7 they have an open investigation into allegations Stephen Collins molested a teenage girl in the early 1970s.

NYPD spokesman Stephen David said the complaint was filed in 2012 accusing Stephen Collins of molesting a then-14-year-old girl in the actor’s Manhattan apartment in 1972.

Stephen David says the case remains open and is being handled by Special Victims Division detectives, but no charges have been filed.

Prosecutors will make a determination about whether any charges should be pursued.

Hollywood trade publications reported on October 7 that Stephen Collins lost a role in the film Ted 2 and resigned his position from the acting guild SAG-AFTRA.

Stephen Collins is accused of molesting a teenage girl in the early 1970s

Stephen Collins is accused of molesting a teenage girl in the early 1970s (photo Getty Images)

Pamela Greenwalt, a spokeswoman for SAG-AFTRA, declined comment on Stephen Collins’ departure from its national board. The actor’s name had been removed from lists of current board membership by Tuesday afternoon.

The actor’s estranged wife, Faye Grant, wrote in a sworn court declaration in Los Angeles last year that her husband had disclosed he molested at least three young girls.

Faye Grant wrote in the November 2012 declaration in the couple’s divorce case that she reported abuse to Los Angeles police, who said they are not actively investigating the actor, but could not offer details on any previous investigations. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said it did not have records of a case being presented to prosecutors.

The report to New York police was made six months after Stephen Collins filed to divorce Faye Grant, who he married in 1985.

Faye Grant and Stephen Collins separated in February 2012, roughly two weeks after the actress said she learned of her husband’s abuse in therapy sessions, according to her declaration. Stephen Collins filed for divorce three months after the separation.

Faye Grant states her husband has said two of the girls he molested were abused when they were between the ages of 10 and 14 years old. She said she had no indications that he was abusing girls until he disclosed it in therapy, and that she reported his disclosures to police in New York and Los Angeles.

Stephen 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.

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Ryan Brunn, the man sentenced to life in prison for beating and killing 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera, who was found in a trash bin, has committed suicide in his jail cell.

Ryan Brunn, 20, was found unresponsive at the Jackson State Prison today and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Kristen Stancil, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections said:

“I can confirm that Ryan Brunn did commit suicide.”

Ryan Brunn killed himself by hanging, a source told 11Alive News.

He had pleaded guilty on Tuesday to several charges including murder and child molestation in the December 2 killing of Jorelys Rivera.

Ryan Brunn, the man sentenced to life in prison for beating and killing 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera, has committed suicide in his jail cell

Ryan Brunn, the man sentenced to life in prison for beating and killing 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera, has committed suicide in his jail cell

Ryan Brunn responded “Yes, sir,” when a judge asked if he was pleading guilty to several charges. The judge accepted his plea and sentenced him to life without parole.

“I’d like to apologize for everything that’s done. Lo Siento,” Ryan Brunn said, apologizing in Spanish as he took the stand briefly a second time.

Ryan Brunn said he chose Jorelys Rivera because he happened to find her roller skate and used it to lure her to a vacant apartment, where he killed her, he told the judge.

He said he first sexually assaulted her.

“I didn’t want her to go home and tell her mom or dad on me. So I cut her,” he told the Cherokee County judge.

Police say Ryan Brunn snatched Jorelys Rivera as she walked from the playground to her apartment to get sodas for her friends.

Ryan Brunn was being held without bond at the Cherokee County jail. His family has said he is innocent. The charges carried the possibility of a death sentence if convicted, but prosecutors had not decided yet whether to seek it.

Ryan Brunn has no known criminal past and he cleared background checks by the company that runs the apartment complex where he had been working about a month.

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Janitor Ryan Brunn faces life in prison for beating and killing a 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera from Georgia, who disappeared from a playground at her apartment complex and was found in a trash bin.

Ryan Brunn, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges including murder and child molestation in the December 2 killing of Jorelys Rivera.

The suspect responded “Yes, sir”, when a judge asked if he was pleading guilty to several charges. The judge accepted his plea and sentenced him to life without parole.

“I’d like to apologize for everything that’s done. Lo Siento,” Ryan Brunn said, apologizing in Spanish as he took the stand briefly a second time.

Ryan Brunn said he chose the girl because he happened to find her roller skate and used it to lure her to a vacant apartment, where he killed her, he told the judge.

He said he first sexually assaulted her.

“I didn’t want her to go home and tell her mom or dad on me. So I cut her,” Ryan Brunn told the Cherokee County judge.

Ryan Brunn, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges including murder and child molestation in the December 2 killing of Jorelys Rivera

Ryan Brunn, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges including murder and child molestation in the December 2 killing of Jorelys Rivera

Ryan Brunn bound Jorelys Rivera’s arms with plastic ties in the bathtub and then taped her face before cutting her with a razor he uses to slice carpet.

When she didn’t die immediately, he hit her about five times with a “hammer-like object” and stabbed her in the chest. He stuffed her body in a garbage bag and threw it into a trash compactor.

Ryan Brunn spoke softly and candidly to the judge as members of Rivera’s family sat in the front row sobbing.

A statement from the girl’s mother, Joselinne Rivera, was read in court.

“The rest of my life I am going to feel terrible and destroyed because of the harm you did to my daughter. I desire this man the worst possible of the world, and that they do to him the worst so he suffers.”

Ryan Brunn’s defense attorney David Cannon addressed reporters after the sentencing.

“He was remorseful. A child’s life was lost and he was sentenced. And that’s the bottom line ladies and gentlemen. It’s over,” David Cannon said.

Authorities found the child’s body three days after her mother reported her missing from the Canton apartment complex.

After getting rid of the body, Ryan Brunn said he returned to his apartment and then went out with friends to Walmart before returning home to smoke pot and meth.

Two days after the killing, Ryan Brunn began “freaking out” and wrote a note on the back of a McDonald’s receipt saying the girl’s body was in the trash compactor and taped it to the bin, he told the judge.

When the judge asked why he did that, he responded: “I was high.”

Police say Ryan Brunn snatched the girl as she walked from the playground to her apartment to get sodas for her friends.

Ryan Brunn was being held without bond at the Cherokee County jail. His family has said he is innocent. The charges carried the possibility of a death sentence if convicted, but prosecutors had not decided yet whether to seek it.

Ryan Brunn has no known criminal past and he cleared background checks by the company that runs the apartment complex where he had been working about a month.

Authorities say Ryan Brunn had keys to the apartment and the trash compactor bin where Rivera’s body was left.

“We’re very glad this is over for us, and especially the family,” said Canton Police Chief Jeff Lance after the sentencing.