She is looking forward to the trial of Alvin Ray Wright, the man charged with raping the teenager in the vacant house on Oct. 17. His trial was to have begun late last month, but the defense asked for a postponement. It's now scheduled for Aug. 31.
Wright, 49, was charged with the rape after investigators made a DNA match. He is accused of punching the girl in the face and ribs, according to court papers. Doctors who treated her noted she had a loose tooth and bruises on her legs and knees in addition to injuries related to the alleged sexual assault.
Wright's lawyer, Garland Sanderson, said, "We're anticipating the trial, and we look forward to defending the case in court."
After the girl managed to escape from the basement by stacking items to reach the ground floor, she ran up to Medley's 23-year-old granddaughter on the street and asked for help.