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The wife of a man charged with horrific crimes related to a sex slave case is now facing federal charges related to the crime as well.
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, Mo., and Bradley Cook, also known as “PutHer2GoodUse,” 32, of St. Louis, Mo., were charged in an 18-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury in Kansas City, Mo. Today’s (03-30-11) superseding indictment replaces the Sept. 8, 2010, indictment for which Edward Bagley, Stokes and Cook remain in federal custody. 
James Noel and Dennis Henry, who were also charged in the first indictment, have pleaded guilty to their part in the crimes against the female victim.
Today’s indictment also contains additional charges against the original defendants related to a murder-for-hire scheme, witness and victim tampering and witness retaliation, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and child pornography.
The Bagley's allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse and sexual torture activities with FV to groom and coerce her to become a sex slave. Edward Bagley allegedly beat, whipped, flogged, suffocated, choked, electrocuted, caned, skewered, drowned, mutilated, hung and caged FV to coerce her to become a sex slave.

Federal prosecutors say Bagley had FV tattooed with a bar code, a tribal tattoo on her neck, an "S" to mark her as a slave and his personal property and the Chinese symbol for slave on her ankle

Court documents say that in February of 2004, when she turned 18 years old, Bagley made FV her sign a “sex slave contract,” which he convinced the mentally handicapped woman legally bound her to him as his slave for the rest of her life.

Edward Bagley Sr. (mug shot LCSO)

Edward Bagley allegedly advertised online that FV was his slave and could be sexually tortured during live online sessions or in person. The indictment states that Stokes and Cook participated in this conspiracy as customers who paid and offered goods to Bagley to sexually abuse and torture FV.

The federal indictment alleges that the young woman was sexually abused and tortured for several years at a Lebanon residence, and forced to work as an exotic dancer at local strip clubs. FV was forced to give the Bagley's $112,000 she made as a dancer and they allegedly tortured the woman for not being the clubs top money maker. 
Today’s superseding indictment contains an additional charge against Edward Bagley for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. 

Cook is also charged with two additional counts of using an interstate facility in the commission of murder for hire, and with one count each of attempted tampering with a victim and attempted witness retaliation, all of which are related to an alleged attempt to kill FV between Sept. 28, 2010, and Dec. 9, 2010. Cook is also charged with tampering with another witness, who is identified as “JP” in the indictment.

Today’s superseding indictment also contains additional charges against Stokes for receiving child pornography over the Internet and for possessing child pornography.

The Bagleys used the Internet and BDSM pornography to train and groom FV (while she was still a minor) to be a sex slave. Marilyn Bagley allegedly modeled “slave clothes” as part of recruiting FV to become Edward Bagley’s slave. Edward Bagley allegedly gave FV marijuana and ecstasy, showed her images of pornography and sadomasochism activities, and began sexually abusing her while she was still a minor.

Marilyn Bagley posed in photographs taken by Edward Bagley, the indictment says, where she sexually abused FV. Marilyn Bagley allegedly told FV to “do as she was told” and refused to offer assistance when FV expressed fear of Edward Bagley.

If FV attempted to stop the activity or cried for help, the indictment says, Edward Bagley escalated the torture. Edward Bagley allegedly threatened to kill FV and demonstrated to her that he could do so by keeping numerous guns in the home. Edward Bagley shot animals that FV cared for in front of her, the indictment says, and bragged about the bodies he had already buried in the woods behind the trailer home.

Edward Bagley also threatened to bury FV alive, the indictment says, and showed her a video demonstrating how he intended to do it.

Between February 2004 and February 2009, the indictment says, Edward Bagley tortured FV on live webcasts on the Internet. Cook allegedly watched live video over the Internet of FV being sexually abused and tortured, and downloaded pictures of FV to his computer. Cook allegedly sent images to Edward Bagley of females in his residence that he beat, bound and tied up to share ideas of how to abuse FV. Cook allegedly used those torture methods on FV when he visited the Bagley residence. Cook gave Bagley a hard drive with sadomasochism and torture videos downloaded from the Internet, including videos demonstrating to Bagley how he could bury FV alive.

Stokes allegedly traveled to the Bagleys’ residence and engaged in both sexually torturing FV and watching Edward Bagley torture FV. Stokes allegedly paid Bagley with steaks, cigarettes, coats, clothing, lighters and cash. Stokes paid $1,000 for Bagley to transport FV to California in December 2006 for a photo shoot in which FV performed sexual acts. Stokes paid Bagley $300 for a torture session, and also gave him money to build a home-made device to sexually torture FV.

In addition to the criminal conspiracy, each of the defendants is also charged with one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion and one count of using the Internet to facilitate the unlawful activity.

Edward and Marilyn Bagley are also charged together with forced labor trafficking and document servitude. 

Edward Bagley is also charged with one count each of using the Internet to entice a minor to engage in illicit sex, enticement to travel for illicit sexual activity, transportation for illicit sexual activity, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21 and being a drug user in possession of firearms and ammunition.

The federal indictment also contains a forfeiture allegation, which would require Bagley to forfeit to the government any proceeds obtained from the alleged offenses, as well as any property used to commit the alleged offenses, including $112,200 allegedly obtained by the forced labor trafficking of the victim, two computers, sex toys and paraphernalia and torture devices and 11 firearms. Cook would also be required to forfeit three computers, a hard drive, two Xbox 360s and seven firearms.

Under federal statutes, a conviction for commercial sex trafficking carries a penalty of a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole. A conviction for either commercial sex trafficking or forced labor trafficking that involves aggravated sexual abuse carries a maximum penalty of life in federal prison without parole.


Unknown said...

Damn...what a mess. I grew up in Lebanon.

Anonymous said...

This comment is about the sex slave case, Bradley Cook in particular. He is a vile piece of trash and I hope he rots in prison for the rest of his life. Obviously, he is pretty disgusting if a member of his own family could say this about him.

Anonymous said...

If they drowned and electricuted her, she would have been dead already.

Kathee Baird said...

@ anon 8:36- She was clincally dead when she arrived at the hospital.


Anonymous said...

Really? Are you really that stupid? Are you that stupid that you think people die every time they drown or are electrocuted? Water bordering? Ever seen a movie where they hold someones head under water for seconds at a time for information? Electric fences? Never touched one? How about getting a little zap when you touch the metal part gonna plug when you push it in to an outlet? I had a friend in HS that picked up an electrical wire in the rain, he didn't know what it was, stupid move but he survived just fine. They have sex toys that give off low vault electrical waves for people who are into that sorta thing. Please be less stupid. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

His guy has proven himself to be to dangerous to be anywhere near the public. This is one of those rare cases when I think someone have proven themselves unworthy, unneeded, and to toxic to remain alive. He is to great of a threat. Anyone who know about her situation and did nothing deserves some serious jail time. Anyone who also engaged in activities that further harmed this women deserves a near life sentence. This is truly disturbing. I'm going to keep this woman in my thoughts for quite a while. I hope she is well, and healing. Anyone who sleeps safe tonight has something to be very grateful for.

Anonymous said...

About the sex slave.
Is this woman still alive and how is she doing?