The National Review Board, recruiting a research team from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, released its initial report
in 2004. The results were conclusive: This was not a "pedophile" scandal, but a homosexual
scandal. Eighty percent of the alleged victims were male, and nearly 90 percent were post-pubescent, with "only a small percentage of priests receiving allegations of abusing young children."
I addition, almost all the abuse happened 20 years ago or more.
The Church has taken action to block actively gay men from becoming priests and instituted other safety measures which have virtually ended instances of abuse.