Columbus Man Charged With Violent Sexual Assault

1/7/12 – A 62-year-old Columbus man is facing 31-years in prison after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman last November. Michael Duncan is free on a $5,000 signature bond after making his initial appearance on felony charges of second degree sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation and false imprisonment. Authorities in Columbus say Duncan assaulted the woman at a home in Columbus and according to prosecutors he also punched and slapped her, put his hands around her neck and squeezed while saying (quote) I could kill you.” The victim sustained several bruises to her body and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Duncan is due back in court later this month.