Man Accused Of Sexually Battering Woman, 76

January 14th, 2010 by

UMATILLA, Fla. — A 25-year old Marion County man was arrested Wednesday on sexual battery charges against a 76-year-old grandmother.

Juan Cahuich-Santiago was visiting with the woman while her family members went grocery shopping.
The family said that when they returned the woman was lying sideways on a chair with her clothing not properly fitting.

The owner of the Green Acres Country Store on state Road 42, who has lived in the area for 19 years, said these kinds of major crimes in this area are extremely rare.

“It’s a small town and something like this really hits home in this neighborhood,” owner Navin Sing said.
Authorities said there was evidence sexual activity had occurred. When questioned by detectives, they said Santiago admitted assaulting the woman.

Resident Eddie Patterson said you can’t leave your loved ones with just anyone.
“They can’t do anything to protect themselves,” Patterson said.

The victim was taken to Florida Hospital Waterman. Cahuich-Santiago is being held on $75,000 bond.

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