But if the woman was too young or not intelligent enough to consent, as prosecutors allege, or if she initially gave consent and then changed her mind, most who spoke with the AP said that would be criminal sexual abuse. The Texas court used the case to strike down a ban on sales of sex toys, citing Lawrence's privacy conclusion. Exceptions generally are made for athletic activities and the victim's occupation or professions in which the conduct and harm are reasonably foreseeable hazards. The case came to light in early after the woman, then 23, was hospitalized after what prosecutors said was a torture session. Advertisement The case will include evidence of "sadistic sexual assaults" committed by Bagley against his wife, Marilyn, prosecutors say. Four men, who said they visited Bagley's trailer to watch or take part, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. Now prosecutors plan to present consensual, though violent, acts between Bagley and his own wife as evidence that Bagley has a history of sexually assaulting women. Ed Bagley faces a federal trial early next year on 11 counts of abuse against a woman authorities say he groomed to be his sex slave. Wright notes that regardless of the legal precedent, prosecutors' attempts to present acts between Bagley and his wife as evidence in the Missouri case also comes at a time when kinky sex practices appear to be gaining broader public acceptance amid the popularity of the E. She said federal courts in Texas and Alabama interpreted the Lawrence decision in different ways in For example, any injury caused during a sadomasochistic encounter has been consistently classified as serious. Supreme Court ruling "Lawrence v. Prosecutors claim Bagley, known as "Master Ed," tortured the young woman and made her available to other men who came to his trailer, either to torture or have sex with her. Attorney Beth Phillips called the case one of "the most horrific ever prosecuted in this district.