Updates on Lebanon, MO sex slave case

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4th man changes plea in Missouri sex slave case:

Update: Fourth Man Pleads Guilty in Ozarks Sex Slavery Case:

I’ve previously posted about this story here and here. The heart of the story is that Edward Bagley Sr. of Lebanon, Missouri allegedly kept a mentally challenged woman as a sex slave for 7 years between 2002 and 2009. He first met the woman when she was a 16-year-old runaway. He is accused of torturing her which included sewing her vagina shut and anally electrocuting her. Bagley would also ‘rent’ the woman out to other men for such things as steaks and cigarettes.

The last update I posted said that two of Bagley’s customers, Dennis Henry and James Noel had pleaded guilty to the charges against them. Since that time two more customers, Bradley Cook and Michael Stokes, have also pleaded guilty.

Stokes not only had repeated sex with the victim and tortured her but he also promoted her at strip clubs and took her to California for a porno mag shoot. He only received five years for his guilty plea. Considering he admitted to electrocuting the victim anally and vaginally he should have gotten way more than that.

Cook got 20 years in his plea deal admitting that he engaged in sex and torture with the victim.

Henry got 15 years in his plea deal for committing sex trafficking by force.

Noel also only got 5 years for torturing the victim.

Bagley and his wife Marilyn have yet to go to trial which is scheduled for February 15th. If they don’t get life sentences then there is no justice for victims.

And to all you BDSM aficionados out there this is not an indictment on your lifestyle choice. We are talking about a woman who was manipulated into believing that she was legally someone’s slave. She was not a willing participant, there was no ‘safe word’. She was the captive of a sadist and that’s all there is to it.

UPDATE 7/11/2012: The trial for the Bagleys has been pushed back until February 2013.

More indictments in Lebanon sex slave case

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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 come 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.

Henry and Noel have already pleaded guilty.

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.

Woman kept as sex slave and tortured for 7 years

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Ozarks Community Shocked by Alleged Sex Trafficking Case:

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.