Bradley Cook: Kirkwood Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Sex Slave

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Bradley Cook: Here's betting his prison name will be "PutHim2GoodUse."
Bradley Cook of Kirkwood pleaded guilty today in federal court in Kansas City to commercial sex trafficking of a young, mentally deficient woman who prosecutors says was coerced into being a sex slave for several years while she was tortured in a trailer home located in a wooded area outside Lebanon, Missouri.

Cook, also known as "PutHer2GoodUse," admitted to commercial sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion.

In an announcement today federal prosecutors say that Cook watched the victim, identified in court documents as "FV" (female victim), being sexually abused and tortured in live online sessions and as depicted in photos and videos that he downloaded from the Internet. Cook, 33, admitted that he traveled to Lebanon on multiple occasions between 2006 and 2009 to engage in sessions of sexual acts and torture with the victim. In exchange, Cook paid the victim's "master" for these sessions with such items as computer hard drives that contained images and videos of bondage, domination, sadism and masochism, which he had downloaded from the Internet.

Cook admitted that he was aware that the victim was coerced into these sexual acts and that she was unable or did not want to consent to any of these acts. He also confessed that he was aware of other men who engaged in sexual acts and torture with the victim. He witnessed the victim being whipped and locked in a dog cage, as well as being tied up and shocked with multiple electrical devices. Cook described the abuse suffered by the victim as the "most extreme" he had ever seen.

Cook told prosecutors that the victim, who he and his accomplices referred to as "slave," was "not that smart " and did not have a good grasp of the English language.

Cook also admitted that he suggested ideas of how to make money off of the victim by selling images of her torture on a paid Web site. He provided new tips and techniques of how to torture and engage in sadistic sexual acts with females.

In today's binding plea agreement, the government and Cook jointly recommend to the court a set sentence of 20 years in federal prison without parole. Cook must also pay restitution to the victim. In addition to the sentence of imprisonment, the court may impose a term of supervised release up to life. Cook must also forfeit to the government the computer media he used to commit the offense. Today's plea agreement doesn't provide Cook any credit for cooperating with the government.

At one point, prosecutors claimed that Cook tried to arrange for a hit man to kill one of the Cynthia Cordes, the lead prosecutor in the case, as well as the "slave" to keep her from testifying."

Under the terms of today's plea agreement, the charge surrounding the murder-for-hire of the sex victim was dismissed. The allegation that he wanted the prosecutor dead could be brought up in the sentencing phase, resulting in additional prison time. Prosecutors also agreed to dismiss a related indictment against Cook for being a drug user in possession of a firearm. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

Cook is the third defendant in this human trafficking case to plead guilty.

Co-defendant Dennis Henry, 51, of Wheatland, formerly the postmaster of Nevada, Mo., pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. Henry also pleaded guilty to transporting the victim across state lines for sexual activity.

Henry admitted that he engaged in sex with the victim, and participated in torture sessions with FV that would last for hours. Henry saw pictures of FV's vagina sewn shut, which he was told was a form of punishment. Henry also admitted that he visited FV at a Lebanon strip club where she was forced to work.

Under federal statutes, Henry is subject to a sentence of up to 15 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000 and an order of restitution.

Co-defendant James Noel, 45, of Springfield, also pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. Noel admitted that he was one of the customers who sexually abused and tortured FV. Noel watched the victim being tortured and sometimes operated torture devices himself beginning in 2006, when she was approximately 20 years old. For example, Noel knew that FV hated being electrocuted with a crank phone (which was wired inside FV's vaginal and anal openings and to her toes), which he described as "extremely painful," but he used it on her anyway.

Under federal statutes, Noel is subject to a sentence of up to five years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 and an order of restitution.

Ed Bagley, the ringleader who allegedly lured the teen runaway into becoming his sex slave, has yet to plead guilty. His trial is slated to begin in February.

This case involving all four men is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cynthia L. Cordes, Paul Becker and John Cowles. It was investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Human Trafficking Rescue Project.
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21 comments
Marsha
Marsha

No one who knew about or participated in the abuse and torture of this poor girl will be untouched.  You can lie and pretend to people, but God is not fooled.  Through the universal laws of existence those who participated and knew about this abuse and torture have knowingly accepted the heinous karma which will claim from them what they stole from another.  May the Universe protect and guide and heal this poor child.   

Rafasutherland
Rafasutherland

God is the one, its a grow ur Dick world, ah perfect world at that for the rapist but not the victim...

Jay
Jay

Theres cases like this where my faith in God only gets stronger. How could it not? Depending on the system to find these kind of men and sentence them to a fair judgement, I would be ready to commit suicide from the depression. Especially with the fact that America doesnt believe in capital punishment and rarely issue death sentences any more. The only real comfort that I get from hearing stories like this, is that knowing a greater judgement exists and hell awaits for such men.

Sin Cities Finest
Sin Cities Finest

Sick disgusting individuals. Send them 2 prison so they can become someones sex slave and see how it feels to be tortured.

Katherine Sumiko
Katherine Sumiko

As horrified as I am with this story, I'm about half as horrified with the grammar. Good god, I hope you're not paid staff.

Gryphon50a
Gryphon50a

only 20 years? They have destroyed her FOR LIFE. How will she ever get over this??

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

Ridiculous sentencing.  The sentences are EXTREMELY short!!!!!  These men have shown themselves to be a menace to society, some of them over and over again.

There are pot smokers who get more time than this!  What the hell??? 

Jack
Jack

Every one of these sick bastards should be executed.

Dfhfff
Dfhfff

oh and let me guess, you`re american, right?  Crazy americans and their religious mumbo-jumbo, no wonder that country is going slowly to hell, its what you get for putting your faith in God. You see, faith does nothing. You can hope and prey until you`re blue in the face and it will change nothing. Fact.

Dfhfff
Dfhfff

So a woman is tortured and that makes your faith in God stronger? So you belive there is a God who watches over us? Then I want to know how your God can watch this woman being tortured over and over for years and do nothing to stop it. If there really is a God I`d say this case is one of many that proves your God is a mean sadistic piece of shit. God is an imaginary friend for insecure grownups, wake up and look around. A greater judgement exists and hell awaits such men my ass, so you think its fine to just sit around and hope someone else will punish them after they are dead. And how does that help the victims?

MRS. JONES
MRS. JONES

YOU ARE SO RIGHT... GOD HAS FINAL JUDGEMENT. I DON'T AGREE WITH DEATH, I THINK IT'S BEST HE SUFFERS HERE ON EARTH FIRST.... L I F E!!!!!!!!

Katherine Sumiko
Katherine Sumiko

She won't get over it. They'll get out in 10 years tops (good behavior and all) and find another victim. Fuck the American judicial system.

Annetterick2004
Annetterick2004

I just watched a man get 144 years for robbing Albertsons with a weapon. He did not lay a finger on anyone in the store or resist at all when arrested. (not saying that he is a "good criminal" or anything, just that his crime was not violent or sick) And the crank phone nut job gets 5 F'ing years??? What is this country coming to?? It's insane. We should all be ashamed of our "justice" system!!! Makes me so mad!

Jacobuscus
Jacobuscus

Go to china you fucker it's worse there we are just fat arses

Katherine Sumiko
Katherine Sumiko

hahaha Sadly, you're correct. This country's gone to shit... oh wait, it already was shit.

Nokturnal1
Nokturnal1

Tortured, then executed. I like the idea of their pee holes being sewn shut, and the electrical crank phone wired in their ass.

Claytoaj
Claytoaj

I am *so* with you on that.  I love how there's an answer for everything, too.  God works in mysterious ways.  God helps those who helps themselves.  All just excuses to try and explain why God sits back and watches horrific things happen.  Imo, there is no God.  And if there is?  He is one sick mofo.

GGMon
GGMon

Agreed. These sentences are ridiculous!

midwestmomof2
midwestmomof2

I agree.  It is almost AS IF the crimes against the woman are not considered to be dangerous!!!!  She is lucky to be alive right now.  I cannot describe how unsatisfied I am at this sentencing! 

When these creeps are released, I doubt they will have learned their lessons.  The victim should be afraid for her life.

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