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LOGIC MODEL OF SEX-OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIORS
CRIMES REQUIRING SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION
Catholic Church sexual abuse cases are cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests , nuns and members of religious orders. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the cases have involved many allegations, investigations, trials, convictions, and revelations about decades of attempts by Church officials to cover up reported incidents. The accusations of abuse and cover-ups began to receive public attention  during the late s. Many of these cases allege decades of abuse, frequently made by adults or older youths years after the abuse occurred. Cases have also been brought against members of the Catholic hierarchy who covered up sex abuse allegations and moved abusive priests to other parishes , where abuse continued. By the s, the cases began to receive significant media and public attention in countries including in Canada , United States , Chile, Australia and Ireland , and much of Europe. Widespread abuse has been exposed in Europe, Australia, Chile, and the United States, reflecting worldwide patterns of long-term abuse as well as the Church hierarchy's pattern of regularly covering up reports of abuse.
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