The NSPCC has described Bill Roache's original comments as "bizarre" and "not helpful for anyone".
Jon Brown, head of the NSPCC's sexual abuse programme, said the comments were "hurtful and demeaning" to people who had already suffered horrendous experiences.
"We should be concentrating on helping the thousands of children sexually abused every year who need therapy to re-build their lives", Mr Brown added.
More top news
YouTube superstar Alfie Deyes got a sense of how far he has come when thousands of fans descended on his latest book signing in London.
The last blog from woman about her final days after she was diagnosed with cancer - and the things she valued in life - has gone viral.
Ed Miliband would rather discuss working families and the NHS, but the question of English 'home rule' looms large over Labour's conference.