“The Rodent” pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion in U.S. Western District Court.
Sixty-three-year old Michael Stokes of Lebanon, known as “The Rodent,” plead guilty before the court last week to his role in the torture of a mentally deficient 20-year old woman. Stokes, kept the woman at a home, tortured her, abused her, and promoted her abuse publicly at clubs and in magazines.
Three other men, 33-year old Bradley Cook of Kirkwood, 51-year old Dennis Henry of Wheatland, and 45-year old James Noel of Springfield, have all started or completed their cases. Cook will spend 20 years in federal prison without parole and pay restitution to the victim. Henry, the former postmaster of Nevada, has plead guilty and faces fifteen years and restitution. Noel plead guilty and faces five years and restitution.