Innocent men sure do hire lawyers in situations like this.
Simply put. I expect a civil suit has already been prepared.
Nowadays, its good advice to hire a lawyer...anytime you are in such a situation. If the charges are false, the woman stands to gain lots of money from the church just to “settle”, like the docs often “settle outside of court”.
The church can’t hire one for him..he is on his own.
in that case, he will get the protections of the court system. which goes to prove, be careful what you wish for!