Man, 25, accused of raping girlfriend's grandmother

Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:32 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:32 a.m.

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night on charges of raping a 76-year-old woman in her Umatilla home.

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Juan Cahuich-Santiago

Marion County Sheriff's Office

Juan Cahuich-Santiago, boyfriend of the alleged victim's granddaughter, was staying with the family at the time, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Other family members had gone to buy groceries on Jan. 9 and returned to find the grandmother lying sideways on a recliner with her clothes askew.

She had been able to stand before their trip to the store but could not stand up after their return. She was taken to a hospital.

In an interview, Cahuich-Santiago at first told investigators, through a Spanish-language translator, that he didn't rape the woman. Later, he admitted having sex with her while using a condom, according to the Sheriff's Office. He reportedly said he had been watching a pornographic movie and decided to approach her.

He was in the Marion County Jail Wednesday morning, with bail set at $75,000.

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