Ronald Little, a father of 20 kids, had been molesting his children and others from 1969 until about two years ago, according to St. Louis prosecutors.
According to the Post-Dispatch, Little kept a diary and mementos to relive the sex crimes, and those notes also tripped him up:
Prosecutors said Little took meticulous notes on each encounter, providing them with the evidence they needed to charge him with so many counts.
Some of his victims were as young as 4 when abused, but several courageous family members finally reported him in 2010. Police found Little’s diary and 156 pornographic images.
The St. Louis Circuit Court heard Little’s guilty plead to the state’s charges of more than 100 counts of incest and sodomy, and Judge Robert Dierker ordered the child molester to serve 30 years in prison.
In Missouri, 30 years is considered a life sentence.