KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three Missouri men accused of taking part in the sexual torture of a young woman over several years have pleaded not guilty to federal charges.
The pleas were entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of 43-year-old Edward Bagley Sr. of Lebanon, 50-year-old Dennis Henry of Wheatland and 44-year-old James Noel of Springfield.
All three waived a detention hearing. Authorities say they’ll remain in custody through their trial.
Detention hearings for two other defendants have not been scheduled.
The five men are accused of sexually abusing a mentally deficient runaway who authorities say moved into Bagley’s remote trailer home in 2002, when she was 16.
Prosecutors say Bagley abused the young woman for years and advertised online and in-person torture sessions.
The other defendants are accused of being Bagley’s customers.
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