Men Charged in Sex Slavery Indictment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CN) - Federal prosecutors say a western Missouri man held a mentally impaired teen-ager as a sex slave and sadistically tortured her for 7 years. Edward Bagley Sr., 43, faces an 11-count grand jury indictment, and four other men face associated charges.
Prosecutors say that Bagley and another person, known only to the jury, lured the then 16-year-old "FV" to their trailer with promises of making her a model and a dancer.
Instead, they gave her marijuana and Ecstasy, sexually abused her, and Bagley had her sign a lifetime sex-slave contract when she turned 18, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors claim Bagley marked FV with a bar code on the girl's neck, a tribal tattoo with an S for slavery on her back and the Chinese symbol for slave on her ankle.
The indictment alleges that Bagley also pierced and sewed FV's vaginal opening and breasts with metal piercings and needles; whipped her body, breasts, genitalia and anus with paddles, canes and floggers; tied her up naked, suspended her in the air and stretched her limbs in opposite directions; shocked her with electrical devices;
tied and nailed her labia and nipples to slabs of wood; inserted a catheter into her urethra and clamped the cord to prevent urination for extended periods of time; bound and tied her naked to a wooden pony with an appendage inserted into her vagina or anus; strapped her down for hours at a time on a homemade device consisting of a plastic toolbox with a motor and a piston inside connected to a metal arm with a dildo attached; tied ball gags and leather hoods over her mouth, which interfered with her ability to see, speak and breathe; locked and handcuffed her naked in a dog cage, often suspending the cage in the air or attaching her sex organs to electrical devices while she was trapped in the cage; inserted a plug into her anus which he used to electrocute her and force water into her rectum; suffocated her to unconsciousness with ropes and plastic bags; waterboarded her; and performed abortions on her, using speculums, vacuums and clothes hangers to end pregnancies.
Prosecutors say the torture included live Web shows. Bagley allegedly threatened to kill FV and demonstrated his force by shooting animals she cared for in front of her. The torture stopped on Feb. 27, 2009 when Bagley was forced to seek emergency medical attention for FV after she suffered a cardiac arrest during the torture, court papers state.
Also indicted were Dennis Henry, 50, Michael Stokes, 62, James Noel, 44, and Bradley Cook, 31. Prosecutors say the men paid Bagley in cash, meat, cigarettes, clothes and lighters to torture the woman.
All five men face charges of conspiracy; sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion; and use of an interstate facility to facilitate and unlawful activity.
Bagley and Henry face an additional charge of transportation for sexual activity. Bagley and Cook face an additional charge of drug user in possession of a firearm. Bagley faces additional charges of forced labor trafficking, use of an interstate facility for enticement, document servitude, enticement to travel for sexual activity, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance to a person under 21 years old, and use of an interstate facility to facilitate unlawful activity.
If convicted, all five men could face up to life in prison.