Frederic Cornell Reimers, 49, of Stevensville was in court Thursday, facing nine separate allegations of sexual abuse.
For each charge there is a separate time period when the events took place or a separate person alleged to have been the victim.
The first charge alleges sexual assault, common scheme, that occurred during a period of two years, more than 10 years ago.
Common scheme, as charged, means that more than one offense occurred during a specified time period.
The second count was sexual intercourse without consent, common scheme, that is alleged to have happened over a two-year period that began over four years ago.
Reimers was further charged with three counts of sexual assault for different time periods with the same victim.
Sexual intercourse without consent is the sixth charge against Reimers.
Charge seven is incest, common scheme, and is alleged to have occurred over a period of 10 years.
The last sexual assault charge, the eighth, involves another victim, and the ninth charge alleges sexual abuse of children.
Reimers was not surprised by the charges and told the court that he had retained an attorney over a month ago.
According to Chief Deputy County Attorney Geoff Mahar there is a case against Reimers that involves the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Mahar requested bail be set at $200,000.
"We are concerned he will show up. We are talking about the potential for life in prison nine times," he told the court.
He also expressed concern for public safety, alleging a complaint from outside the family over a decade ago.
Mahar requested for a special condition to be place on Reimers.
"I would like no contact with any female under the age of consent, 18," he said.
"No matter what happens I am not going to run," Reimers promised the court.
He proclaimed his innocence.
"I cannot see me being convicted of these charges," Reimers said.
Justice Court Judge Robin Clute agreed with Mahar and set bail at the $200,000.
She said she felt the need to "protect the alleged victims.
If Reimers is convicted of all charges and receives the maximum sentence he faces up to nine life sentences and fines of up to $450,000.
His next court appearance is expected to be held in three weeks.