If only it were " a few sickos".

Any experienced mental health or social work professional will know that child abuse is terrifyingly common, and has been for decades and decades, and that the most common situation in which it takes place is within families.

However, the disgust which (quite rightly) prevails over abuse also leads to these truths not only remaining unacknowledged, but actively (note that I do not imply conspiratorially) suppressed.