Jan 15, 2013 – Today Ed Bagley pled guilty to Use of an Interstate Facility to Entice a Minor into Illegal Sexual Conduct in U.S. District Court. Bagley admitted in his plea agreement to many of the nonconsensual, violent behaviors with a minor that the prosecution claimed he did. The maximum penalties the Court may impose are: not less than ten years imprisonment and not more than life imprisonment.
The NCSF supports the rights of consenting adults to engage in BDSM, and strongly condemns those who commit violence and engage in non-consensual activities or in sexual activities with minors. We commend the Assistant DA’s office for their focus on consent, and for supporting the Female Victim in her complaint.
NCSF encourages everyone to remember that the millions of consenting adults who engage in BDSM activities should not be confused with Ed Bagley and his co-defendants’ crimes.