Rape victim manages to escape Medford garage
The victim of an alleged rape and kidnapping managed to escape the garage she was being held in.
Authorities say 38-year-old James Calvin Patterson II locked the woman in an unattached garage at a home in west Medford. The woman eventually managed to free herself and she then called authorities. She received treatment at a local hospital.
Patterson is held in jail on over $3 million bail on multiple sex crimes, kidnapping, assault and contempt.
Police believe the victim and Patterson knew each other and further details will be released after further investigation.