Silence is the irresponsibility like sweeping it under the doormat. Children, often too young to understand what is happening and afraid to tell it, explain it not clear.
When they dare talk and the police is involved, those are checking and ascertaining or not the honesty by the reaction of the children, it can, even they ascertain but there are no witnesses (!), the case remains open without something is done.
They ask in case some new cases or supicious acts should be seen, to prevent them. So this keeps the door open, while one has not everywhere the right to talk about to prevent others when there are no witnesses.
The children mostly don't understand compassion for the unhealthy state of mind of the perpetuator and often cannot have a peaceful relationship later (like marriage) without many psychological problems. There is also the harmed self, the view on that as something dirty. Schoolresults are going down, nightmares, depression.
The Pope can include strong rules in the chirch's responsability to prevent these cases of innocent children and other easy victims.
Break the silence! Prayers.
“Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones—all are made by thoughts. It is like seeing a rope and mistaking it for a snake. When we think that the rope is a snake, we are scared, but once we see that we are looking at a rope, our fear dissipates. We have been deluded by our thoughts. Likewise, mentally fabricating self and others, we generate attachment and aversion.” ~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche