Members of the FBI descended on a Kirkwood home Thursday morning, Sept. 9, arresting Bradley Cook, 31, for his alleged role in both viewing and participating in the torture of a young woman.
Cook and four other Missouri men were indicted by a federal grand jury for their involvement in a commercial sex trafficking conspiracy. According to the indictment, the operation lasted for seven years, beginning in 2002 when a 16-year-old runaway was taken in by Edward Bagley Sr., 43, of Lebanon, Mo. She was eventually beaten, sexually tortured and held as Bagley’s “sexual slave.”
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