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One of the more anticipated criminal trials in several years is scheduled to begin later this month for the three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old for up to 16 hours each day.
The trial is scheduled for Feb. 25-27, but a pretrial conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 a.m. in Anderson Circuit Court.
Charged in the case are the girl’s parents, Rebecca and Herbert Medley, along with her grandmother, Carolyn Case.
All three previously pleaded not guilty to the charge, which was brought against them last September following an investigation by the Kentucky State Police and social services.
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.
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.”