Man accused of groping, choking woman on upper King St.

Michael Gorham. (Source: CCDC)
Michael Gorham. (Source: CCDC)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston police say they have arrested a man who groped and choked an 18-year-old female as she was walking down King Street early Sunday morning.

According to a police report, the victim was walking down King Street near Columbus Street around 6:50 a.m. when the suspect, 50-year-old Michael Anthony Gorham, yelled something at her from across the street. The victim kept walking.

The report states Gorham then came up behind the victim and grabbed her side and breasts. When she pulled away, the suspect started choking her.

Police say Gorham ran off when a Closed For Business employee who was driving to work saw the two fighting, and yelled at the suspect to stop. He then gave the victim a ride home and told her to call police.

Gorham was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with second-degree assault and battery. He is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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