If I found out the neighbor was molesting one of the neighborhood kids, or even one of his own kids, there are certain things I would not do.
I would not:
Ask him to move somewhere else if he does it again.
Quietly shuffle him off to counseling.
Offer the child hush money.
Take my time deciding on an “appropriate” response.
Call the damn police right the hell now.
What can’t the Catholic church understand here? When there is a crime of this magnitude committed, you report it. There is no need for meetings, cover-ups, payoffs, or handwringing.