2. If this had been someone in my family, and such reports were coming in from numerous sources, he would rot in jail before I put up one penny to have him released.
I'm with you on that. The kindest thing the family can do for him is to help him face justice. IMO, that means NO BAIL!
Those kids he abused will NEVER be the same. They are deeply damaged, more than they likely realize at this moment. Oh, I know God can repair them. But minus a deep faith, they've got a long and miserable road of wrongly blaming themselves, shaming themselves, being angry at self, authorities who did not protect them, the guy who did it...and being completely confused about healthy love/sex relationships.