• The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church generally did not involve children. Less than 5% of the victims were prepubescent.
  • The typical offense involved “inappropriate touching” of post-pubescent males. In other words, it was a homosexual scandal.
  • The era of abuse ended by the late 1980s. Since 2004, the number of priests credibly accused has averaged in the single digits, among a population of more than 40,000. No religious or secular group can match that proportion today.