Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bradley Cook pleads guilty in Missouri sex slave case

Posted By on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 2:49 PM

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Bradley Cook pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a Missouri sex-slave case.

Cook, also known as “PutHer2GoodUse,” pleaded guilty to sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion of a young mentally deficient woman who was tortured for several years in a Lebanon, Missouri, home.

The feds say Cook, 33, watched the woman be sexually abused and tortured during live online sessions as well as downloaded photos and videos between 2006 and 2009. Cook admitted going to Lebanon several times for sex and torture sessions with the woman.

The feds say Cook paid the woman's "master" with computer hard drives containing images and videos of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism that he had downloaded from the Internet.

Cook admitted that he knew the woman was being coerced into performing the sex acts and was unable to consent to them. Cook also admitted that he knew other men who engaged in sex and torture sessions with the woman. He witnessed the woman whipped, locked in a dog cage and shocked with multiple electrical devices.

Cook called the abuse the “most extreme” he had ever witnessed. He referred to the woman as "not that smart" and told the feds that she was "totally dependent, meek, and lacked awareness."

Cook also took credit for suggesting selling images of the woman being tortured on a website as a way of making money. He also suggested tips and techniques for torturing the woman.

The feds reached a plea agreement with Cook, who agreed to a 20-year sentence in federal prison without parole. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled following a pre-sentence investigation.

Cook was previously accused of offering a "professional killer" $20,000 to snuff out the victim and a federal prosecutor in the case. Cook allegedly tried to hire a hit man while locked up in a private jail for federal inmates in Leavenworth.

Cook is the third person in the case to plead guilty.

Dennis Henry, the 51-year-old former postmaster of Nevada, Missouri, previously pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. He also admitted transporting the woman across state lines for sexual activity.

Henry admitted engaging in sex and torture sessions with the woman. He also said he saw photos of the woman's vagina sewn shut as a form of punishment. He told the feds he saw the woman working at a Lebanon strip club where she was forced to work. Henry is facing a 15-year sentence in federal prison without parole.

James Noel, 45, also pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. He admitted paying to sexually abuse and torture the woman. He also admitted watching the woman being tortured with several devices in 2006 — including being electrocuted with a crank phone, which was wired inside the woman’s vaginal and anal openings and to her toes. He's facing a five-year sentence without parole.

The man accused of orchestrating it all was 43-year-old Ed Bagley, who the feds have referred to as "Master Ed." Bagley's wife, Marilyn, was indicted in March for her alleged role in the case.

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."

The feds became interested in Master Ed in February 2009 after the woman was 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.

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 to mark her as a slave, and the Chinese symbol for slave on her ankle.

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