As a little girl I think we all dream of becoming a dancer, a model or maybe even a big movie star. I know I did. My father, during one of his many times of attempting sobriety owned a carpet store. I was in his local TV commercial, it wasn’t a speaking part but during that time I just knew it was the start of my acting career. I was only about 10 so it didn’t take much to excite me back then.
A teenager only known as FV also had big dreams of becoming a dancer and a model. She was a 16-year-old runaway that had grown up in foster homes all of her life. There was never any mention of her parents so I don’t know where they were. FV also had mental disabilities so she was more naive and trusting than most 16-year-old young ladies were.
It’s never been made really clear but in 2002, Edward Bagley, 43, of Lebanon, Missouri met FV and offered her a place to live at his trailer house and promised to make her “dreams come true”. I’m sure in FV’s mind she thought she had finally found someone that might love her and care for her. That’s probably all she’s ever wanted.
Mr. and Mrs. Bagley gave FV her very own bedroom, bought her clothes and fed her well. Some people said she appeared spoiled. I wish I could tell you they helped her to achieve her goals, Mr. Bagley was like Daddy Warbuck’s and FV played the part of Annie. Sadly, that’s not the case this time. This story is no fairy tale.
No, instead, shortly after FV began living with the Bagley’s he also started giving her marijuana and ecstasy. He also started grooming FV by making her view pornographic and sadomasochism images online and on TV.
I’m sure you can guess what happened next but I’ll tell you anyway. He started sexually abusing her. He also brought her into the marital bed, I’ll tell you about that in a few minutes.
In February 2004, Bagley admittedly started sexually torturing the mentally handicapped girl. The torturing allegedly didn’t begin until FV signed a contract stating that she was legally agreeing to be a “sex slave”. FV states differently and that it actually started almost immediately.
Bagley thought he was smart by saying he had her sign the contract when she was 18. Bagley had been brainwashing this mentally disabled girl and she believed she was legally bound to him for the rest of her life as his sex slave. He also confiscated all of her identification documents once she signed the contract.
Since he now owned the girl he had to show her who was in control. He had her marked as his slave. She had a bar code tattooed on her neck, the chinese symbol for slave on her ankle and a tribal tattoo on her back with the letter “S” for slave.
FV was also used for human sex trafficking.
From December 2002 to February 2009 he advertised online that she could be tortured and sexually abused in person or online through webcasts. He would stream live webcasts of these sessions to paying customers.
Dennis Henry, 50, of Wheaton, MO., Michael Stokes, 62, of Lebanon, MO., James Noel, 44, of Springfield, MO. and Bradley Cook, 31, of St. Louis, MO. were paying customers and watched FV being tortured and sexually abused.
Noel paid $300.00 to get his jollies off. Henry and Stokes actually met up with Bagley and tortured FV themselves. Cook also tortured, sexually abused her and downloaded video of Bagley torturing her.
During these torture and abuse sessions, Bagley would suffocate and electrocute her. He would nail her labia and nipples to wooden planks, lock her in a suspended dog cage and also took part in water-boarding her.
In fact Bagley was very creative in his torture techniques. He enjoyed beating, whipping, flogging, forced abortions with coat hangers, caning, skewering, hanging, caging, stapling, piercing and sewing up her urinary opening and vagina shut.
Bagley also inserted a catheter and clamped the cord to prevent her from urinating for extended periods of time and used a sensory deprivation device and violent wands.
FV was forced to call him “Master Ed” and be in complete compliance or reap his vengeance. I can’t imagine it being any worse, but it did get worse if she did not submit to him.
This young girl was traded for steaks, cigarette’s, clothing, lighters, coats and cash. Henry and Stokes paid $2,900 for Bagley to take her to California for a pornographic photo shoot.
I doubt this is the type of model she dreamed of being when she was a child, don’t you?
Stokes also gave Bagley money to build a torture device for FV.
Bagley also forced FV to strip at an exotic club between June 2007 and February 2009. Part of his charges include forced labor trafficking and document servitude. Bagley earned $112,000.00 from FV’s work. If she failed his expectations of being the highest tipped dancer he would punish her with torture, physical and sexual abuse.
It is said that if and when FV tried to stop the torture and sexual abuse or cried out for help Bagley would escalate the pain he doled out to her. He kept a lot of guns in the home. He would shoot her pets in front of her, brag about how he had buried other bodies behind his trailer house and threaten to bury her alive.
He would go one step further and show her video’s of how he intended to bury her alive to further cause mental anguish and scare the hell out her. He was making sure she wasn’t going anyway, ever.
I bet your wondering how these sadistic bastards were caught huh? Well, Bagley was in the middle of sexually abusing and torturing FV. He electrocuted and suffocated her and I guess that was finally enough to put her poor body into a state of shock. She went into cardiac arrest on February 27, 2009.
Bagley wasn’t to worried – after all, FV signed a slave contract, right? Mrs. Bagley called 911 and Mr. Bagley performed CPR. FV was taken to the emergency room by ambulance and hospitalized.
FV is still alive today and it said that she is doing good and being well taken care of. I doubt she is doing “OK”. This young woman will no doubt need a lifetime of counseling.
All of these men, if I can dare call them that, have been charged with criminal conspiracy, one count of commercial sex trafficking ,one count of using the Internet to facilitate the unlawful activity.
Bagley’s also charged with forced labor trafficking, document servitude, Internet for enticement, enticement to travel for sexual activity, conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21 and being a drug user in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition.
Bagley and Henry are charged together in one count of transportation for sexual activity.
Cook is charged with one count of being a drug user in possession of firearms and ammunition.
All 5 men are being held without bail.
To view the Justice Department press release announcing the arrests, Click Here.
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.
To view Edward Bagley’s federal indictment, Click Here.
“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.
Phillips cautioned that the charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cynthia L. Cordes. It was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Rescue Project.
United States Attorney, Beth Phillips stated to Ky3 “The allegations contained in this indictment are among the most horrific ever prosecuted in this district,” and”The sexual torture suffered over a period of years by the victim is highly disturbing.”
I’m sure your wondering where Mrs. Bagley was during all of this? She was and is continuing to stand by her man, of course. I mentioned above Bagley bringing FV into his bed, he did in fact bring her into his bed with his wife. Mrs. Bagley maintains that FV, now remember, she was only 16 when she moved in under false pretenses, has always been a willing participate of their BDSM lifestyle.
Mrs. Hosebag also states that they already knew the girl and she was not a runaway. She was in fact their son’s ex-girlfriend and they picked her up from her adoptive parent’s home after a fight. She further goes on to say that FV did not move in until she was 17 and Bagley did not have sex with her until she was 18. It sounds to me like they are trying hard to cover their asses.
Bagley also says that Prosecutors have told her that she will also be brought up on charges if she fails to testify against her husband. She said she will not get on the stand because they have done nothing wrong.
Bagley’s friends and family are coming out of the woodwork to defend his honor as being a wonderful man.
They say FV allowed herself to be on the cover of the July 2009 issue of Taboo magazine. Bagley is also seen in that issue as well and is noted as saying “My slave girl is in Taboo magazine, but it’s the July issue, she is in and on the cover … Also, the interview about the slave and Myself is in the august issue of Taboo … It was a very fun experience,”.
It’s my understanding that Federal law prohibits any mentally ill or mentally retarded person to work in any type of sex industry. The FBI states that FV has mental disabilities. POINT BLANK they are all Guilty and are hell worthy.
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