In Lebanon, Missouri five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly sexually torturing a woman over the course of 7 years.
Those indicted were…
Edward Bagley, Sr., 43, and Michael Stokes, 62, both of Lebanon, Mo., Dennis Henry, 50, of Wheatland, Mo., James Noel, 44, of Springfield, Mo., and Bradley Cook, 31, of St. Louis, Mo.
Bagley is said to be the ring leader as investigators say he was the one who held the girl hostage from 2002 to 2009. Bagley originally met the girl, only identified as VF, when she was a 16-year-old runaway. He convinced her to come live with him as a sex slave even forcing her to sign a contract, that she believed was legally binding, into becoming his sex slave. Bagley is said to have raped and tortured the woman both live and on webcam for years. He is also said to have advertised his little shows online as well. No word on what website he used to advertise but I have my suspicions. He lured the girl into his pathetic life by promising to make her a model which is a common trick among online predators. He dis even said to have had the woman tattooed branding her as his property. If she complained or tried to leave Bagley would only increase the torture. Outside of these shows Bagley is said to have forced her to work in strip clubs too keeping all her money. Investigators were tipped off when Bagley took the woman to the hospital after torturing her sop bad that she went into cardiac arrest. And that’s only half the story. Please read the entire article to get the full effect.
Now check out what Stokes, Cook and Henry are said to have done…
Stokes gave Bagley steaks, cigarettes, coats, clothing, lighters and cash. Henry and Stokes paid approximately $2,900 for Bagley to transport FV to California in December 2006 for a photo shoot in which FV performed sexual acts. Henry accompanied Bagley on the trip. Stokes paid Bagley $300 for a torture session, and also gave him money to build a home-made device to sexually torture FV. Cook gave Bradley a hard drive with sadomasochism and torture videos downloaded from the Internet.
So for 7 years this poor woman was violated repeatedly on the internet and was trafficked across the country and no one lifted a finger to a damn thing about it. Just think of how many men watched Bagley’s shows over the years and felt not one iota of guilt or remorse over that 7 year span. Not to mention the indicted suspects who didn’t even treat her like she was human. While the internet has been a great boon to mankind it also allows scum like this to find each other and congregate to wallow in their torturous ways.
And this is just one of the many reasons why I believe we have failed as a society and that the human race has given up all rights to exist on this planet.
Nod to phyllie.