Kansas City, Mo (KSDK) -- A Kirkwood man admitted to the sextrafficking a young, mentally deficient woman who was forced to be a sex slave for several years while she was tortured at a trailer home in Lebanon, Missouri.
U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips said Bradley Cook pleaded guilty before U.S. District judge Dean Whipple to commercial sex trafficking by force, fraudor coercion.
Investigators said Cook watched the victim being sexually abused and tortured in live online sessions and in pictures he downloaded from the Internet. He also admitted to going to Lebanon and paying the victim's "master" to engage in sexual acts and torture the woman.
Cook told investigators he was aware the victim was coerced into the sexual acts and did not give consent.
Cook also admitted he was aware of other men who engaged in sexual acts and torture with the victim, according to Phillips.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.
He 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.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the charge of being a drug user in possession of a firearm was dropped against Cook.
The government recommended Cook be sentenced to 20 years in federal prison without parole and that he pay restitution to the victim. He would also be placed on supervision for life.
Cook will be sentenced after the United States Probation Office completes its investigation.