The BBC has seen evidence that bishops in the Catholic Church in Scotland knew of 20 allegations of child sex abuse by priests between 1985 and 1995.
Another alleged victim of abuse says his life has been ruined. An academic who compiled a report for the Church on how to deal with abuse says not enough was done. The Catholic Church in Scotland insists its child protection procedures have improved dramatically since the 1990s and allegations of abuse now are rare.
The Roman Catholic Church is no stranger to scandal, but until now Scotland has not been engulfed by allegations of abuse.
That may be changing.
The BBC has also spoken to another alleged victim who is not among the 20 new allegations.
Chris claims he was abused by a priest in the 90s, from the age of nine or 10 until he was into his early teens. "He would get me to perform sexual acts on him and he would perform sexual acts on me," he said.