St. Louis Public Radio News
1:23 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Man accused in sex-slave case facing gun charges

ST. LOUIS – A suburban St. Louis man already among five men accused of torturing and mutilating a young Missouri woman who authorities say was a sex slave now faces charges that he illegally possessed a cache of guns.

Federal grand jurors in St. Louis indicted 32-two-year-old
Bradley Cook of Kirkwood on Thursday on a felony charge that he
unlawfully transported firearms.

Authorities say that a year ago, Cook was found to be in
possession of everything from a Czech-made rifle to shotguns and
pistols.

Cook already faces federal charges in Kansas City that he took
part in the sexual assault and torture of a runaway teenage girl at
a co-defendant's home in Lebanon, Mo.

Cook has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy, sex trafficking,
racketeering and weapons charges in that case.