The alleged abuse started when Bagley promised FV, a 16-year-old
runaway, that he could help her become a model and
a dancer. She moved into his trailer home in Lebanon in December 2002, and Bagley
gave her a bedroom of her own, clothes and food. That wasn't all. He's
also accused of giving her marijuana and ecstasy, showing her
pornography and introducing her to S&M.
The sexual torture allegedly began In
February 2004, after FV turned 18. But just doing it wasn't enough for
Bagley. He allegedly wanted it in writing, coercing the girl to sign a
"sex slave contract" and convincing her that she was legally bound to be
his slave for the rest of her life.
If FV cried or tried to
stop him, Bagley allegedly ramped up the torture and threatened to kill
the girl. The threats apparently weren't idle. He kept numerous guns in
the home and allegedly demonstrated his willingness to kill by shooing
animals FV cared for in front of her. He's also accused of
threatening to bury the girl alive and showed her a video of how he'd do it.
if the "sex slave contract" wasn't enough, Bagley allegedly had FV
tattooed -- a bar code on her neck, a tribal tattoo with the letter
"S" on her back for "slave" and the Chinese symbol for slave on her
ankle -- to mark her as his property.
Bagley's alleged torture
wasn't discrete; he's accused of offering live online torture webcasts with
FV from February 2005 to February 2009. He's also accused of offering
her to others to torture and sexually abuse.
Four men are accused of taking him up on the sick offer. They are 62-year-old Michael Stokes, a former representative of the DAV; 50-year-old Dennis Henry, the postmaster general of Nevada, Missouri; 44-year-old James Noel; and 31-year-old Bradley Cook.
to the indictment, Stokes paid Bagley with steaks, cigarettes, coats,
clothing, lighters and cash. Stokes also let Bagley watch while he
allegedly sexually abused and tortured the girl. He paid Bagley $300 for
one session, and also helped pay for Bagley to build a home-made device
to sexually torture the girl.
Henry also is accused of letting
Bagley watch. Stokes and Henry are also accused of paying Bagley $2,900
so he could take FV to California in December 2006 for a photo shoot in
which FV performed sex acts. Henry tagged along on the trip.
appears to be a common price for a torture session. Noel allegedly paid
that much to sexually abuse and torture the girl.
Cook is also accused of sexually abusing and torturing the girl. He also streamed video of Bagley torturing FV.
If all of that wasn't enough, Bagley allegedly forced FV to
work as a stripper from June 2007 to February 2009. He kept all of her
earnings -- about $112,200. If she wasn't a "top earner" at the clubs,
Bagley allegedly tortured and physically and sexually abused her.
All five men are also charged with commercial sex trafficking and using the Internet to facilitate the unlawful activity.
Bagley also faces a charge of forced labor trafficking, document
servitude, using the Internet for enticement, enticement to travel for
activity, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance to a person
under the age of 21 and being a drug user in possession of firearms and
Bagley and Henry also face a charge of transportation for sexual
activity. Cook is charged with being a drug user in possession of
firearms and ammunition.
A conviction for commercial sex trafficking comes with a mandatory
minimum 15-year prison sentence without parole. The penalty for being
convicted of commercial sex trafficking or forced labor trafficking that
involves aggravated sexual abuse is a maximum penalty of life in
federal prison without parole.