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Nov092017

Corey Feldman's sex abuse claims are being investigated by Los Angeles police

NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images/Nathan Congleton(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating claims long made by Corey Feldman that he was sexually assaulted as a child actor, ABC News has confirmed.

Police told ABC News that Feldman filed an official report of sexual assault and child molestation and that it's currently being investigated.

The 46-year-old actor tweeted the news late Monday night. "THE LAPD WILL BEGIN AN OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION NOW! THINGS R HEATING UP, IM PRAYING 4 SAFETY! PLEASE HELP," he wrote.

Earlier, he tweeted that he had just completed a formal interview with police.

For years, Feldman has alleged that he was sexually molested as a child actor by a Hollywood pedophile ring. He is currently raising money through a crowdfunding site to produce a film called Truthabout his alleged experiences as a child.

Back in 2011, Feldman told ABC News' Nightline that pedophilia was the number-one problem for child actors while alleging that he had been sexually abused by men in show business.

"I can tell you that the number-one problem in Hollywood was and is and always will be pedophilia. That's the biggest problem for children in this industry. ... It's the big secret," the actor said.

In 2016, Feldman was more specific about what he alleged happened to him. "With me, there were some molestations and it did come from several hands, so to speak," he told The Hollywood Reporter.

He also described "parties" filled with older men and children, ages 10 to 16, where the victims were being "groomed."

"That's when you become pals with them and you get their phone numbers," he said in the interview.

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