Well, the hope was that he could be made to turn against some other abusers and maybe, maybe help make some progress and redeem himself. That's all null and void now.
There's of course plenty of other people out there witnessing shit like this who could come forward, but that doesn't happen nearly as often as it needs to. There's also the frustration of many others who did come forward, did tell the police, and had nothing come of it. Many of them have kept quiet and are still holding out hope.
Hell, for years I've been sitting on shit that you would not believe. Maybe someday I'll be able to talk about it but not anytime soon.