Man Gets 20 Years in Teen Sex Slave Case

Victim gave emotional testimony at sentencing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 11, 2013 3:53 PM CDT
Man Gets 20 Years in Teen Sex Slave Case
Edward Bagley of Lebanon, Mo. is seen in this Sept. 10, 2010 photo from the LaClede County sheriff's office.   (AP Photo/LaClede County Sheriff's Office, File)

A man received a 20-year federal prison sentence today for holding a young woman captive as a sex slave for six years. Edward Bagley, 46, was sentenced after a federal court judge in Kansas City accepted a plea agreement. He pleaded guilty in January to one count of using an interstate facility to entice a minor into illegal sexual contact. Bagley originally faced 11 federal charges. He was accused of enticing an underage girl to be his sex slave, torturing and mutilating her, and allowing others to view the torture sessions.

Bagley and his wife, Marilyn, said the woman voluntarily engaged in BDSM after she turned 18. But their victim forcefully denied that in testimony today, the Pitch reports. FV said she was dating Bagley's son when she ran away from an abusive foster home to live with him at age 16. When she turned 18, Bagley gave her a slave contract, and said if she didn't sign it, he'd throw her out. From there, her life was full of torture and humiliation. "He needs to suffer like he made me suffer," she told the court. (More Edward Bagley stories.)

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