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Shocking New Revelations in Missouri Sex Slave Case

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Alleged slave master, Ed Bagley Sr.
A Springfield man pleaded guilty yesterday to his role in a sordid sex slave case in which a Missouri woman was allegedly tortured and kept against her will for seven years.

James Noel, 45, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Kansas City to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking force, fraud or coercion for which he could face up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines. Neither of those penalties seem likely, though, if Noel agrees to cooperate with authorities in the prosecution of four other Missouri men caught up in the scandal.

Those men include the slave's alleged master, Edward Bagley Sr. of Lebanon and three patrons believed to have paid Bagley for the privilege of participating and/or watching in the sex and torture of the now 24-year-old woman. Those men include Bradley Cook of Kirkwood, Michael Stokes of Lebanon and Dennis Henry of Lebanon. The plight of the female slave -- who authorities say is mentally disabled --  was discovered two years ago after she was hospitalized following a heart attack allegedly caused from electro-shock used in her torture.

In his guilty plea, Noel tells prosecutors that he learned about the girl at a Lebanon strip club and couldn't believe his eyes when he arrived to Bagley's trailer to find the half-naked woman being shocked with an electronic dildo. Still, Noel stayed to watch out of "perverted curiosity."

Soon Noel was hooked, paying Bagley to witness and participate in electrocuting the woman and witnessing as Bagley told stories about trying to "f*** her to death" and how he introduced the slave -- a teen runaway -- to bondage when she was just 17.

Below is the entire, gruesome account as taken from Noel's plea agreement, including testimony of how Bagley allegedly profited off the woman and had her pinned to the wall -- literally.
In 2006, JAMES NOEL met Edward Bagley through a joint friend, Michael Stokes. NOEL became friends with Stokes a few months before meeting Bagley while visiting local strip clubs in Lebanon, Missouri, located in the Western District of Missouri. Stokes told NOEL that Bagley had obtained a "slave," "it was the real deal and you had to see it to believe it." Stokes told NOEL that "it was better than the strip clubs," and that "she does whatever Bagley tells her to do." Stokes told NOEL that Bagley allowed other people to "do stuff to her" and engage in oral and vaginal sex with the girl. Stokes told NOEL that he had already engaged in both vaginal and oral sex with her himself.

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In 2007 the "slave" (bottom) appeared on the cover of the fetish mag, Taboo.
NOEL went with Stokes to the Bagley trailer in a wooded area in Lebanon, Missouri. When Noel entered the residence, the girl was sitting on the floor inside the Bagley residence. She was wearing feet restraints and very little clothing, including nothing above the waist. The "girl" is the Female Victim ("FV") named in the indictment. Bagley invited them inside and told FV to do exercises while Noel, Bagley, and Stokes talked. FV obeyed. FV was approximately 20-years-old at the time. FV was "not smart" and did not appear to have a full mental capacity of someone her age. She did everything that Bagley told her to do. Bagley laid down the rules and threatened to kick NOEL and Stokes out of the trailer if they did not follow the rules. Bagley especially issued orders to FV. He referred to her only as "slave" and she was only allowed to call Bagley "master." NOEL had never seen anything like it and stayed out of "perverted curiosity." Bagley tortured FV by hooking FV up to an electrical device that was connected to a dildo while Noel and Stokes watched. The device sent electrical pulses to the dildo and shocked FV at random time intervals and random intensities. Bagley told Noel and Stokes that FV had done something wrong and he was training her to remember not to do it again. While FV was hooked to the device and being shocked, Bagley was chatting with NOEL and Stokes. Stokes was clearly excited to be there and enjoyed watching FV.

Stokes provided Bagley with $1,000 for Bagley to transport FV to California. He also brought Bagley steaks, cigarettes, cots, clothing, lighters, and cash when he came to the residence for sessions with FV. Additionally, Stokes paid Bagley $300 for Bagley to build a "fucking machine" to use on FV. Stokes admitted he flogged FV, shocked her vaginal opening with a violet wand, tortured her with a sensory deprivation device, and watched Bagley torture her with a crank phone while she was confined to a dog cage.

NOEL continued to visit the Bagley residence. NOEL would call Bagley on the telephone and schedule the meetings. During these meetings Bagley would torture FV while NOEL watched and sometimes allow NOEL to operate the devices. Bagley introduced FV to "bondage" when she was 17-years-old. Bagley said the first year he knew FV, he "tried to fuck her to death." Bagley had FV previously sign a sex slave contract. Bagley showed NOEL the contract and there was a "checklist" of everything that FV had to do as his slave. If Bagley had ever established a safe word, FV was not allowed to use a safe word to stop the abuse. It was obvious that if the FV attempted to ask Bagley to stop, Bagley would make the session more painful for her. NOEL had Bagley test a few devices on his arm because he was curious how painful they were. The violet wand was not that painful to NOEL, but the crank phone and another electrical device that Bagley used on FV were extremely painful.

NOEL used the crank phone and another electrical device on FV during his visits to the Bagley residence. These devices were wired inside FV's vaginal and anal openings and to her toes at the start of the sessions. NOEL electrocuted FV with the crank phone, but did not kill her. Sometimes Bagley and NOEL would each use a crank phone on her at the same time. NOEL paid $300 for a special "show" that lasted 2-3 hours that included these sex acts. Stokes wanted to attend the special show, but Bagley would not let him attend. During that special show, Bagley said he had to be very careful that night with FV, because he was taking her to a photo shoot soon and he did not want any burns or marks on her.

NOEL knew that FV hated the crank phone prior to him using it on her. She had previously told Bagley she would do anything if he would spare shocking or electrocuting her with the crank phone. Bagley and NOEL used the crank phone on her anyway. Bagley told NOEL that on one occasion, Bagley cranked FV so intensely that she urinated on herself. Bagley told NOEL he did that because FV had gotten out of line and he needed her to get "back in line." Bagley had at least two crank phones he used on FV, a five-bar, and a three-bar crank phone.

Bagley also showed NOEL photographs of FV with her vagina labia pinned to the wall while she was standing. Bagley also showed NOEL pictures of FV's vagina swollen. Bagley bragged that he had ripped FV's vagina labia. Bagley offered to have FV sew her own vagina while NOEL watched.

Bagley told NOEL that he was going to set up a website where he could stream video "shows" of him torturing FV over the internet and people would have to pay to see them. Bagley asked NOEL to invest in the website, but NOEL declined. Before Bagley and FV went to California, Bagley had FV do practice video shows.

Bagley told NOEL that he had killed a couple of people in the past over a drug debt. Bagley used marijuana regularly and possessed firearms in his residence. Bagley said he overpowered the two people, took them to an abandoned house, and tortured and killed them. FV was present during these statements and based on her demonstrated mental capacity, would have easily believed him. FV appeared emotionally and mentally attached to Bagley without anyway to leave. It was obvious when you met FV that she was mentally delayed for her age. She lacked the ability to communicate normally and had a limited vocabulary. FV did not have any ability to offer an opinion or refuse the orders from Bagley. If she had tried, Bagley would punish her for doing so.

In approximately 2007, Bagley had FV begin dancing to make money for him. FV was Bagley's only way to make it financially. Bagley said "my bitch is making me about $1,800 a week." NOEL went to the club where FV danced. FV had to give Bagley the money after she was finished dancing, and NOEL saw her do it. FV would come off the stage after collecting money and hand it to Bagley. FV was not allowed to keep the money. NOEL witnessed Bagley scream and reprimand FV at the club. Bagley made a video to help promote FV at the club and it would play repetitively at the bar. Bagley said he had to "make his money while FV still had her youth." During this time period, Bagley told NOEL he had to slow down on the sessions at home with FV because Bagley could not afford to have her all marked up while she was making money for him dancing.
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Unbelievable
Unbelievable

This is one of the most disturbing articles i've ever read....

Slave Sarah
Slave Sarah

I am a "Slave" in a BDSM relationship and enjoy many of the things described here with my "Master". It's certainly was a shame though she was mentally handicapped, which didn't make it right to have her sign a contract. Irregardless it appears as if everyone in the a "Master/Slave" relationship are criminals. Sick freaks, but not criminals, except for this yahoo who thought he could take advantage of a mentally handicapped woman.

Danieljoeoconnor
Danieljoeoconnor

now if that were to happen out in l. a. it would be on the evening news they'd write a half dozen books, make a movie ....

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

"The allegations contained in this indictment are among the most horrificever prosecuted in this district," U.S. Attorney for the Western Districtof Missouri Beth Phillips said. "The sexual torture suffered over a periodof years by the victim is highly disturbing."

http://www.fox4kc.com/news/wda...

On November 5th the Post-Dispatch story questioning the indictment comesout. Noel later gets easy treatment after backing up the originalindictment. Journalists need to keep looking into this.

Georgie
Georgie

Even if the text is part of the public record, please please plesae please please list articles with profanity as NSFW

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Guest, honestly, I am not trying to break up your lynch mob. But the town where all this happened isn't buying the initial reports. I think the story could stand some more looking into at this point.

B. Obama
B. Obama

That bitch deserved what she got

AN
AN

"Bitches be lyin'."(Bill Hannegan, 2011)

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

"They no more held that woman captive than a man on the moon," says Lorrie Bredvick, 46, who runs La Mexican Kitchen restaurant in town and got to know the woman over several years as a frequent patron who shared shocking details from her private life. "She was very proud of what she did."

http://www.stltoday.com/news/l...

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

The world was shocked too back in 2001 when Joshua Spangler confessed to executing Arlin Henderson at the behest of drug pushing brothers George and Charles Gibson. The confession nearly got the brothers executed and cost Missouri a million dollars for their prosecution. But investigators got sceptical of Spangler's story at the last minute and under tough questioning Spangler admitted making the whole thing up for the sake of attention. The lesson to learn is that low lifes like Noel and Spangler tend to lie, a lot, even when it gets them in trouble. I saved the Post article on Spangler from 2001. It was written by Elizabethe Holland who also contributed to the article on this case I posted above.

Jessica Bueler
Jessica Bueler

This is absolutely appalling and disgusting in every way imaginable. How in the world can it be rationalized that five years in prison and $250,000 is a justifiable sentence for these types of horrific acts committed against another human being? This is very sad indeed...

Girlntx
Girlntx

Are you FLIPPIN kidding me????? All OF THESE SOB's need to have the SAME THINGS done to them!!!! This story just made me sick to my stomach! God help them if this had been my daughter!!!!! OMG!!!!!! Where in the HELL were the PARENTS!!! I would have NEVER stopped looking for my child...

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Did you read the Post-Dispatch article? Your complaint is with Todd Frankel of the Post-Dispatch, not with me.

Greg
Greg

Way to put yourself out there Bill

Bogie631
Bogie631

someone should place a crank phone on your genitals for an extended period of time, or pin your penis to a wall as you stand there for hours suffering....or place you in a cage and electrocute you...or sew your anus up and forcibly rape you over and over with huge dildo and jolt you with electricity in the process....you deserve this and so much more horrors performed on you...then, perhaps you would change your thoughts about this being "fun".  I pray that there are not many more people like you in this world....you don't deserve to be called a human being...you are a sick, perverse son of a bitch and I hope you get the "fun" you deserve someday....

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

If it sounds like fun, I am sure you could find some sick sucker, like yourself, to nail your penis to a board and run large amounts of electricity to it!   Better yet, have them sew it shut to "teach you a lesson"!  You sound like you would deserve it.

Joan
Joan

You are disgusting.

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Have you had your vagina opening sewn shut?  Did you receive abortions with a vacuum cleaner?  Does your master threaten to bury you alive if you do not succumb to his wishes?  Doesn't that sound like fun? 

It is fools like you who willingly participate in violent sex acts who give unstable men the idea that all women like this kind of treatment.  Sex is for making LOVE.  Anyone who needs violence with their sex OBVIOUSLY needs mental health care and possibly MEDS.  This means YOU!

punkin003
punkin003

FYI...there is NO SUCH WORD as "irregardless", it's regardless. 

hotdogwaffles
hotdogwaffles

its gonna be a lifetime movie... you you you know it...

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Typical Teabagger!  Don't tread on me while I sexually abuse and mutilate a mentally challenged young woman.

mr flibble
mr flibble

The article has "Sex slave" in the title. What more do you want?

Joan
Joan

Bill, what's your investment in this? Worried that nailing somebody's genitals to the wall might become illegal, just like smoking in bars and restaurants in STL city and county?

Bogie631
Bogie631

b. obama.....you are sick, if not sicker, than the scumbags who did these atrocities to this young and innocent young woman.  The vile and despicable things that were done to her are beyond anything anyone in this world should have to suffer.  I hope one day someone has the opportunity to do the same to you and perhap your thoughts that "the bitch deserved what she got" will change.  You are the lowest scum of the earth and I hope you suffer in life as this poor woman has.  You, b. obama are the bitch that deserves to get what she got....may you burn in hell

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

I hope the FBI check your online activity, based on your comments.  I am sure they will find something in your records that would give you some serious jail time!  Your comments have shown you to be a pathetic sub-human being!

Doesn't surprise me with your moniker name. Are you a teabagger like the men in this article? Probably!

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

You and boogiemann are obviously pathetic abuser apologist! Do you have some online activity that you don't want the authorities to know about? I wouldn't doubt it!

Guest
Guest

1) An ignorant woman (what does "They no more held that woman captive than a man on the moon" even mean?) giving her OPINION based on her recollection of past conversations does not constitute evidence.2) Ed Bagley at best brainwashed this woman over the course of many years, if not outright threatened her life if she refused to speak positively and enthusiastically about him in public.3) An abuse victim with an emotional attachment to her abuser does not negate the abuse. It just shows how vulnerable and desperate and starved for love she is.4) It sounds like there are piles and piles of photo and video evidence, plus the completely illegal slave contract, so I wouldn't be too worried about the whole thing being made up.5) She was a 16 year-old foster kid when they got ahold of her. Even if they waited until she was 18 to "convince" her to play along, there is no way this woman was emotionally capable of legitimate consent.

Your Momma
Your Momma

Well.. I think Noel's motivation to lie (if he is lying) would be the immense and unfair pressure the DOJ can put on an individual in order to manufacture a case against the others.

It's possible it's all true and they will get what they have coming.

However, I am always skeptical of these plea agreements where the DOJ separates a weak one from the herd and is able to get them to capitulate to just about anything - and those confessions are what make the cases against the others prosecutable.

All I am saying is that if Noel is lying as part of the plea - I wouldn't say it's because he is a low life and tends to lie, it's because that is what the DOJ is capable of when they get their hooks in you...

Guest
Guest

FUCK.

YOU.

If I didn't think you were a terrible piece of shit before for your pro-smoking trolling, I think you're a complete waste of humanity now.

GodIsDead
GodIsDead

@midwestmomof2 You sound like YOU would deserve every bit of punishment that woman received, if not more. You're a cunty fucking person and your parents should have taught you better about when to open your mouth and when to keep it shut. You're one of those naggy, fat housewives that is always unpleasant to be around, yet you wonder why your husband won't fuck your blown out snatch anymore. I hope a gang of dashing young black men beat, rape and impregnate you.

My2Cents
My2Cents

::run by wave at punkin:: Happy Holidays girl...be safe!

GodIsDead
GodIsDead

@midwestmomof2 And some ignorant fucking midwestern Christ cocksuckers think that THEIR mentality is the RIGHT mentality, and there can be no other way. Those people obviously need to be raped and tortured. This means YOU!

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Only the most intelligent human beings are sex slaves, can't you tell???

GodIsDead
GodIsDead

@midwestmomof2 I hope your husband smacks you in your cunt mouth. Jesus fucking Christ, you are one annoying bitch.

GodIsDead
GodIsDead

@midwestmomof2 Did your dad stick something so far up your ass that it's still there today? I wouldn't doubt it!

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

When I read the second Post article back in November I thought, "Wow, someone has made a big mistake here." Crimes may have been committed, but it wasn't the purely horrific series of crimes first presented in September.

Your Momma
Your Momma

Wow, this is such a polarizing subject. Obviously alot of folks have lost their ability to be impartial and objective about this.

People need to take a deep breath. People can and do consent to this type of stuff.

Noel has motivation to, now, portray this in a certain light. That doesn't jive with the girls account or many others that knew them.

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

So you don't think it is horrific to have a woman's genitalia nailed to a board with electricity running to it?  You don't think it is horrific to threaten to bury the woman alive?  You don't think it is horrible to perform abortions on a woman with a vacuum cleaner? 

My goodness!  Your version of horrific is much different than most people!

My guess is you engage in these acts yourself.  Woman are to be "puttogooduse" is that your belief?

GodIsDead
GodIsDead

@midwestmomof2 "I've read every article I could find on this crime."

Judging by that statement and your cunt attitude, I'm guessing your a closet freak who is obsessing over this case because it gets you off sexually. How typical it would then be to attack others as a means of concealing your true feelings; much like closet homosexual Republicans voting against gay marriage.

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

What do you know about the "girls" (I would say she is a woman) account that we don't know?  I've read every article I could find on this crime.

Marilyn Bagley is an enabler at best, and she is a horrible person at worst. She deserves everything the men are getting, if not more. I don't believe a sorry word she says. Oh, poor Marilyn! If she thinks the treatment of this woman was okay, why in the HE!! didn't she volunteer herself for the activities? Probably because they HURT!

She can take her lame excuses to court! I don't think they will fly within the boundaries of a court of law! Rationalize her behavior all you want to. Marylin, her husband (and cronies) are now the ones being held against their will. I suppose we could say they like this!

Lauren
Lauren

It's hard to be objective about something like human trafficking. Whether is forced labor or sexual exploitation. When 500,000 children a day in the U.S. sexually exploited I don't think that as Americans we have the right to choose to be objective. We need to do something.

As far as you comment about, "people can and do consent to this type of stuff" That is very true, however, at the point where they willingly consent once or twice, or however many times they willingly do it, IF/WHEN any of these people decide that they don't want to be apart of it anymore a lot of the individuals can't get out due to coercion either mentally or physically.

The issue of Human Trafficking isn't something that the general public of the U.S. is very well educated about, and the needs to change because it is a multi-faceted crime and poses a lot of obstacles and issues that need to be addressed, partially because it isn't as black and white as a lot of other crimes.

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