Ronald Little (pictured) was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a diary he kept of his detailed sexual abuses towards children was discovered by police, the St Louis-Dispatch reports.
The 65-year-old St. Louis resident pleaded guilty to 107 counts of child sexual abuse. Some of the victims were as young as age four and five. Several generations of his own family were also affected, starting from 1969 until two years ago when one of the victims came forward and he was finally caught.
When investigators went to the home that Little shared with his 82-year-old mother to search the premises, they uncovered the diary in the basement. The book contained stacks upon stacks of notes which had been bounded into a 268-page journal. Police also stumbled upon 156 illicit photos of his victims, an 11-inch knife with knuckle grips, and a Smith & Wesson revolver with ammunition.
His perversions ran the sexual gamut from forcible sodomy to forcible rape; all his twisted acts were documented in the diary, which was reportedly dated from 1996 to 2010.
Little, the father of 20, was delinquent some $100,000 in child support.
After Little was charged, four women came forward to tell of their abuse by his hands when they were young. All of the women said that they confided in someone they knew about their abuse but nothing came of it. Three of the sexual abuse cases could not be prosecuted due to the statute of limitations but the fourth became part of Little’s state case.
Little has already begun a 20-year federal prison sentence for child pornography charges relative to one of the cases. He pleaded guilty to that charge in March.