32-year-old Bradley Cook, of Kirkwood, Missouri, was one of five men arrested and accused of torturing and mutilating a runaway teenage girl. Federal grand jurors just added a new charge, a felony charge that he unlawfully transported firearms, including a Czech-made rifle, shotguns and pistols.
Cook's attorney says he is a law abiding citizen with no criminal record other than unpaid traffic tickets. But court records indicate that an FBI agent testified that Cook frequently visited the home where the teenage girl was being held captive to have sex with her and often jolted her with a crank-activated phone rigged with wires attached to parts of her body. "He was the most excessive individual to use that crank phone," the agent testified.