First, if Catholic clergy aren’t more likely to be sex offenders than other clergy or men in general, then celibacy can’t be blamed by iteself. Most sex offenders are not celibate clergy. Most are married or partnered. Furthermore, many men who don’t have sex for a variety of reasons (e.g., no suitable partners, marital or relationship distress) don’t turn to children for sexual gratification. They turn to other consenting adults. Think about it: If you don’t have sex who becomes the object of your desire? Children or other adults?