The wife of "Master Ed" Bagley was indicted Tuesday for her alleged role in the Missouri sex slave case. Earlier this week, Marilyn Bagley, Master Ed, Michael "Rodent" Stokes and Bradley Cook were charged in an 18-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury.
The feds allege that the Bagleys engaged in sex and sexual torture with a mentally deficient woman whom they enticed into moving into their Lebanon, Missouri, trailer home when she was 16. They allegedly promised her that she'd have a "great life" and would become a model and a dancer. They were allegedly grooming her to become a sex slave, using Internet and BDSM porn to train her when she was a minor.
The feds allege that Edward Bagley "beat, whipped, flogged,
suffocated, choked, electrocuted, caned, skewered, drowned, mutilated,
hung and caged FV [female victim] to coerce her to become a sex slave."
feds became interested in Master Ed in February 2009 after the woman
rushed to a hospital in cardiac arrest. Bagley had allegedly suffocated
and electrocuted her during a torture session. Among the allegations in
the indictment, Bagley is accused of sewing the
woman's "urinary opening and vagina shut" to demonstrate what was
"expected of her," nailing her labia and nipples to slabs of wood, and
performing abortions on the girl.
Marilyn Bagley is accused of modeling "slave clothes" when they were allegedly recruiting the girl. Edward Bagley allegedly gave the girl marijuana and Ecstasy and showed her pornography and sadomasochism images. The feds allege that Bagley began sexually abusing the girl while she was still a minor.
The sexual torture allegedly began in February 2004 when she turned 18. Bagley allegedly had her sign a slave contract.
Marilyn Bagley is accused of posing in photographs, taken by Edward
Bagley, in which she allegedly sexually abused the girl. Marilyn Bagley
is also accused of telling the girl to "do as she was told" and refusing
to offer her help when the girl expressed fear of Edward Bagley. The
feds allege that Marilyn Bagley benefited financially from her role in the
sex trafficking scheme.
Edward Bagley is accused of threatening to kill the girl if she cried
for help or asked him to stop. Bagley kept several guns in the home, and
he's accused of shooting animals that the girl cared for in front of
her. He also allegedly bragged that there were bodies buried in the
woods behind his trailer, and he allegedly threatened to bury her alive
and showed her a video of how he'd do it.
Edward Bagley is also accused of advertising the girl online for sexual
torture in live online sessions or in person. Stokes and Cook are
accused of participating as customers, who paid Bagley to sexually abuse
and torture the woman.
also allege that the young woman was forced to work at local strip clubs. If that wasn't
enough, the new indictment also has charges of 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.
Edward Bagley is accused of having the girl tattooed to mark her as his
property, including a bar code on her neck, a tribal tattoo on her back
with the letter AS@ to mark her as a slave, and the Chinese symbol for
slave on her ankle.
Cook is accused of watching the live Internet video of the girl
being sexually abused and tortured, and downloaded pictures of the girl
to his computer. Cook is accused of sending images to Edward Bagley of
women in his residence whom he beat, bound and tied up to share ideas of
how to abuse the girl. Cook is accused of using those torture methods
on the girl 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 the
Cook is also charged with allegedly trying to hire someone to kill the woman.
He is also accused of attempting witness and victim tampering.
Stokes allegedly traveled to the Bagleys' residence and engaged in both
sexually torturing FV and watching Edward Bagley torture FV. Stokes
allegedly gave Bagley steaks, cigarettes, coats, clothing, lighters and
cash in exchange for watching torture shows and actually sexually
torturing the girl. He also is accused of paying $1,000 for Bagley to
transport the girl to California in December 2006 for a photo shoot.
Stokes is also accused of paying Bagley $300 for a torture session and
giving Bagley money to build a homemade device to sexually torture the
Stokes is also accused of receiving child pornography over the Internet
and possessing child pornography.
The Bagleys, Cook and Stokes are all charged with sex trafficking by
force, fraud or coercion and using the Internet to facilitate the
The Bagleys are also charged with forced labor trafficking and document
Edward Bagley is charged with 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.
Master Ed, Rodent and Cook, who used the moniker "PutHer2GoodUse," are all in federal custody.
If convicted for commercial sex trafficking, they face a a mandatory
minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison without parole.
Convictions for either commercial sex trafficking or forced labor
trafficking that involves aggravated sexual abuse will get you a maximum
penalty of life in federal prison without parole.
Among the things the feds are trying to take away from Bagley: $112,200, two computers, 11 firearms, sex toys and paraphernalia and
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