Back in September, I posted a story that caused somewhat of a controversy. Back then in Lebanon, Missouri five men were indicted for holding a developmentally challenged girl captive and sexually abusing and torturing her.
Those ‘men’ are…
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.
Here’s the summary of the situation from my original post…
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 is 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 so bad that she went into cardiac arrest.
Got that so far? Now for his alleged accomplices…
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.
Now a new indictment has been handed down against Bagley’s wife, 45-year-old Marilyn Bagley.
Marilyn Bagley, 45, along with her husband Edward Bagley, Sr., also known as “Master Ed,” 43, and Michael Stokes, also known as “The Rodent,” 62, all of Lebanon, and Bradley Cook, also known as “PutHer2GoodUse,” 32, of St. Louis, were charged in an 18-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. The superseding indictment replaces an indictment handed up last Sept. 8. Edward Bagley, Stokes and Cook remain in federal custody.
Nice names. I still want to know how in the blue hell a married couple comes up with a scheme like this to torture a young woman like this. How is that conversation even brought up? “Hey honey, you know what would make our marriage even better? If we got a mentally challenged woman that we could hold captive and torture.”
Speaking of the torture…
Edward Bagley allegedly beat, whipped, flogged, suffocated, choked, shocked, caned, skewered, drowned, mutilated, hung and caged the woman to coerce her to become a sex slave.
Not enough for you?
The men had locked the victim in a cage, and had her vagina sewn shut as a form of punishment.
A lot of the comments I received on my original post were from people who were involved in BDSM relationships who thought that the woman was not a victim and that prosecutors were making a big deal out of nothing.
Tell me, does this sound like a willing participant to you?
She did not know how to think for herself. She also took long periods of time to think and comprehend something and had a difficult time keeping up with conversations. Henry saw that the woman did not know how to eat with a knife and a fork, and he taught her how to use silverware.
Not to mention the whole vagina sewing thing.
There is no way in hell you can say that this woman was a willing participant. This is not your normal BDSM relationship. This crossed over into nothing but pure rape and torture. No one is here to attack your lifestyle. I just want to see a sick son of a bitch, his wife and the rest of his lackeys serve a long time in a captive relationship courtesy of the state.
Thanks again to phyllie for the tip.