A MUGSHOT OF DR. ROBERT DAVID LITTLE (!)
CASE OVERVIEW: In April 1991, a jury acquitted Indiana State University professor Robert David Little of charges he assisted and even supervised serial killer Larry Eyler in the 1982 sadistic bondage slaying of Steven Agan, 23.
Little, who had a previous teaching stint at the University of Wisconsin at Madison before being hired by ISU, was secretly Eyler's sugardaddy for nearly a decade.
During that time the duo shared an apartment and a townhouse together, and Professor Little even paid Eyler's legal expenses when he was on trial for the brutal murder of another young man, although acting as the star witness against him.
Eyler in turn testified for the prosecution in Little's subsequent murder trial, stating that, when he stabbed Agan to death, the professor of library sciences was present and ordered him to do it so he could take photographs for his private 'snuff' collection.
Eyler also said that Little had actively participated in stabbing the victim, who was gagged and bound with rope to a beam in a deserted farm shed. And that Little took part in other similar ritualistic assaults and killings of young men throughout the midwest, events which he additionally photographed.
In all there were 21 such murders that Larry Eyler finally confessed to as he lay dying of AIDS in prison. Four of which he insisted the portly 50-year-old professor had acted as his accomplice in perpetrating.
Eyler took polygraph exams in support of these contentions and passed every one of them.
Moreover, prior to the Highway Murderer's apprehension, FBI had released a profile of the suspected serial killer to local police departments who were collectively hunting for the mystery man.
In it, they advised investigators that their main suspect was a muscular younger male violently conflicted about his homosexuality, but who was at times being joined by a second killer: A mature, educated, well respected male from the community who was using the killer's youth to ensnare victims for perverse sexual gratification.
Expert profilers had described both Eyler and Robert David Little to the letter, with the only exception being that the professor had never married.
Vermilion County prosecutor Mark Greenwell portrayed the professor's role in the killing spree in more specific and graphic detail: "For more than 20 years," Greenwell informed the jury, "Little solicited teenagers and young men and used his power, money and influence to get what satisfied him sexually."
Little had planned to take the witness stand in his own defense but at the last minute he declined, forcing his elderly and infirmed mother to swear that he was with her on the day of the murder.
However, other evidence clearly indicated Little had never left town at all, and that he had carefully orchestrated his movements after the fact, in an effort to establish an alibi the moment he learned that Eyler had been arrested...
I am seeking Robert David Little's arrest photo and any other mugshots of him that may be floating out there in the ether. Any other updated info would be swell to have, too.
These all appear to have been expunged from the web over the years, but, nevertheless, somebody may have stored a few choice photographs and data someplace. I would greatly appreciate the public's assistance in this aspect of my project.
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