Michael Giffin Arrested
January 31, 2012 1 Comment
Name: Michael Giffin
Team: University of Illinois at Chicago (College Soccer)
Charges: Criminal Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint
University of Illinois at Chicago assistant coach Michael Giffin was arrested Saturday (January 28, 2012) in Illinois.
Giffin, 25, was arrested after he allegedly raped a 26-year-old woman, then strangled her until she was unconscious at her apartment in the after they had met at a bar. Giffin was allegedly invited upstairs for a drink by the victim, but when she said she was tired and needed to go to sleep, Giffin threatened to kill her, then raped her repeatedly. When Giffin later went to use the bathroom, the woman tried to escape by running out into a hallway in her apartment building and screaming for help. But Giffin grabbed her by the ankles and dragged her back, then choked her until she passed out. Neighbors who had heard the victim’s cries called police and Giffin was arrested.