KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man is facing 11 federal charges accusing him of keeping a young woman as a sex slave for years.
But Ed Bagley's wife says the woman voluntarily took part in the bondage activities.
Experts say many people participate in sex torture activities like the ones Ed Bagley is accused of forcing upon the woman. But they say some of the things Bagley is accused of doing would be considered abuse.
As more details have emerged, more questions have arisen about the accuser, including her involvement in violent sex practices, her posing for a pornographic magazine and her work as a strip-club dancer.
A National Coalition for Sexual Freedom spokeswoman says that in abusive relationships it can be hard to determine what people are forced to do or what they choose to do.
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