Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kansas City/Missouri: Sexual Torture Cases

Too many stories. Sexual Assault Awareness month.

"A federal grand jury has returned an 18-count indictment against a Missouri couple accused of torturing a mentally impaired teenage girl in live webcasts while she was kept a virtual prisoner and sex slave in their trailer home. The victim, who also was forced by the couple to work as a dancer in local strip clubs, escaped her enslavement after she was hospitalized for a heart attack suffered during a torture session, the indictment alleges..."more:

Missouri man sentenced to death for crime: Davis sentenced to death for sex torture
Davis was convicted in the videotaped sexual torture and slaying of 41-year-old Marsha Spicer. Jurors found Davis, 44, of Independence, guilty of 25 counts, including first-degree murder, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, and assault in attacks on Spicer, of Independence, and Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36. The murder charge was for Spicer's May 2006 death. Davis took the stand in his own defense Tuesday afternoon. Davis told the families of the victims that he was sorry. He also talked about sex abuse and beatings he experienced throughout his life. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jurors in the capital-murder case of a man accused of killing two women viewed a DVD recording Wednesday of the women being beaten and sexually tortured.

Jury Watches Torture Video: HERE
The jury in the trial of Richard Davis, 44, reviewed 90 minutes of edited images taken from seven hours of videotapes that police found in Davis' Independence apartment. According to previous testimony, the videotapes showed Davis and his girlfriend, Dena Riley, brutalizing two women -- Marsha Spicer, 41, and Michelle Huff-Ricci, 36.

Slave/ trafficking details HERE

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