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Guilty Plea in MO Sex Trafficking Case

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) –  A former southwest Missouri postmaster has pleaded guilty to participating in a sex-trafficking conspiracy and transporting the victim across state lines for sexual activity.

Dennis Henry of Wheatland entered his plea Thursday in federal court.

He is one of five men accused of torturing a young woman who says she was held as a sex slave in the rural Lebanon, Mo., mobile home of Edward Bagley.

A second defendant, James Noel, pleaded guilty last month to one conspiracy count.

Henry’s plea agreement says he met Bagley in 2000 on a website, and four years later met the woman at Bagley’s trailer.

He also accompanied Bagley and the victim to California for a photo shoot.

Henry is former postmaster in Nevada, Mo. Bagley has pleaded not guilty and remains held without bond.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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