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The three Lawrenceburg residents charged with first-degree criminal child abuse for allegedly tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours a day are scheduled to return to Circuit Court on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m.
A disposition hearing is set for the child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, along with parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley.
All three appeared earlier this month, but another hearing was set when prosecutor David Nutgrass rescinded a plea offer.
The charge against them stems from a state police investigation during which Case reportedly told troopers that the 3-year-old was tied to her bed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day. She also acknowledged that the child was also tied to the bed for a two-hour nap, and spent an additional four hours tied up for discipline, according to the documents. She was also tied up to a booster seat in a kitchen chair for up to an hour a day for discipline.
The child was tied up with a curtain sash by lacing it through the arm holes in her shirt and behind her back.
It was then fastened to the bed using a large horse collar safety pin, according to court documents. The sash was also used to tie her to a kitchen chair.
Case, the grandmother, told investigating troopers with the Kentucky State Police that the girl “spent more time tied up than free,” according to documents.
Case also told investigators that she was tied up because she was “getting out of bed and getting into things,” and that she was trying to “get out of the residence when everyone was asleep.”
Case added that the girl’s mother, Rebecca Medley, “would tie [the girl] up very tightly and that [her] movement was very impaired and she was not able to escape.”
The girl was being tied up from June 1 through Aug. 3, when a child protective services worker alerted the state police.