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Stephen Collins says he's not attracted to children

For the first time since Stephen Collins' history of child molestation was revealed by TMZ in October, the Seventh Heaven star spoke about it in an interview. He chatted with Yahoo's Katie Couric about the scandal.

A pedophile is someone who is mainly or wholly attracted to children. I'm not. I had a distortion in my thinking where I acted out in those ways. But I'm absolutely not attracted, physically or sexually attracted to children. I'm just not. [Yahoo]

Collins also told Couric that when he was a boy, an older woman repeatedly exposed herself to him, an experience that he thinks may have contributed to his behavior.

Watch the whole interview below. --Julie Kliegman