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YPSILANTI - A 20-year old Ypsilanti man is being held on $300,000 bond in the Washtenaw County Jail after being arraigned Friday on two counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count of attempted murder in the rape and torture of an Ypsilanti woman Thursday.
Michael Coffey's name was released late Friday after his arraignment on the three charges in 14th District Court.
Coffey was taken into custody without a struggle by two Ypsilanti police officers after they were called to an apartment in the 200 block of North Hamilton Street by neighbors who hears the victim's screams, according to police Chief Jimmy F. Moore.
As officers arrived at the woman's apartment, the door flew open and the nearly-nude victim dashed into a hallway, pursued by a man waving a blood-stained butcher knife, police said. Police Friday identified the man with the knife as Coffey.
The victim, who was bleeding from several cuts in her face and throat, was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. She was released Friday.
Moore said investigators have learned that the woman, who apparently knew her attackers, had been raped and sexually abused by two men.
At one point, detectives said, the man scraped insulation from an extension cord, wrapped the bare wires around the woman's wrists and ankles, and tormented her with repeated electric shocks.
The second man is still being sought, Moore said late Friday.