'You are begging to be incarcerated': Stephen Collins' estranged wife blasted disgraced 7th Heaven star for taking on role of pedophile priest in new indie short Collins, 67, appeared in Jeff Wolfe's award-winning 11-minute short Penance, which was filmed in 2013 Collins' wife, Faye Grant, sent him an email titled 'Is this some sort of joke?' lambasting him for taking on the role At one point in the film Collins' priest looks at school photos of children The actor is being investigated for alleged sexual abuse of three girls By Snejana Farberov for MailOnline Published: 12:03 EST, 17 October 2014 | Updated: 13:18 EST, 17 October 2014 View comments The estranged wife of embattled actor Stephen Collins took him to task for starring in a new short film about a pedophile priest, it was revealed today. Collins, 67, who is being investigated for allegedly molesting three girls in the 1970s and 80s, appeared in Jeff Wolfe's 11-minute short titled Penance, which was filmed last year and premiered in March. The movie follows David Lyons as a tormented man who visit Collins' pedophile priest to ‘clear his conscience and discover exactly what it means to find forgiveness...or give it.’ Scroll down for video +6 Under fire: Actor Stephen Collins has found himself embroiled in a child abuse scandal centering around his alleged confession +6 Art imitating life: A year before the allegations against Collins came to light, he starred in a short film titled Penance playing a pedophile priest +6 Award-winning flick: The 11-minute movie premiered in March and won a prize for Best Narrative Short at the Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival Stephen Collins plays predator priest in new Indie film Penance In one cringe-inducing moment in the film, Collins is seen looking at school pictures of young children. Wolfe's independent flick was shown at the Catalina Film Festival on September 27, less than two weeks before TMZ released an audio recording in which a man believed to be Collins could be heard confessing to molesting three girls, among them a young relative, during a couple's therapy session.