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Cranston Man Charged with Rape, Assault

Police said Johan Machuca, 27, of 56 Waterman Ave., raped a woman and threatened to kill her.

A 27-year-old Cranston man is being held without bail after being charged with rape, felony domestic assault and failure to relinquish a telephone, Cranston Police said.

Johan Machuca, of 56 Waterman Ave., reportedly raped the woman in his apartment and then assaulted her and threatened to kill her if she called police, the Providence Journal reported.

The victim knew her attacker.

Machuca was arraigned on Tuesday and will return to court on Dec. 4 for a status conference and Jan. 29 for a prearraignment disposition conference, court records show.

Cranston November 29, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Waterman Ave...that's such a dump of an area now...I have a friend who lives near there...i actually saw a homeless man passed out on the sidewalk over there...people drinking in the street and gang bangers all over...I'm not the least bit surprised in that section of the city...complete war zone.
ALLYSON November 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM
No it's not...I live here...
Linda November 30, 2012 at 04:32 AM
so do I and it is not like that
Linda November 30, 2012 at 04:33 AM
get a map
Cranston November 30, 2012 at 06:05 AM
It's not?? The article above proves it...he lives in your drug infested neighborhood...I thought the passed out homeless man was crazy and the people drinking in the street...but this guy living amongst you is all I need to know about how far thus city had fallen...too dangerous for me...ill pray for all you who gave to live there....I'm sooo sorry!!!
robert bailey November 30, 2012 at 11:47 AM
No its not I live here still a nice place, but lets see what happens when the chickens get here Ha what are the politicans thinking
BJGravewalker November 30, 2012 at 02:36 PM
It doesn't matter where we live, at the Ritz or in the dump crime is there, because like it or not we are all potential criminals just waiting to happen.
mcam November 30, 2012 at 08:14 PM
What area are you talking about? I live near Waterman Ave and I have not seen anyone passed out a sidewalk, and FYI-the homeless man may be the former Mayor's brother. A Crime like that can happen anywhere, do you remember Christopher Hightower of BARRINGTON who murdered an entire family!!
mario November 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM
it's what you make there, you could have bad pepole living anywere
Fred Garvin December 01, 2012 at 01:59 PM
CransDone is not too far off the mark. here is no official 56 Waterman on Vision Appraisal so it must be an illegal apartment. The absentee landlords on this street have a profound ignorance of prescreening their tenants. There is a squatter living in one house w/o electricity, heat or water. There is a zoo fraternity living in another that park their out of state cars on the street all night. It was only a few years ago when the Projo homes section did an article on the neighborhood with a picture of Waterman that hi-lited its great qualities, Times are changing.
Joanne maslen December 01, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Rapes in Cranston happen just maybe not investigated as well! It can happen in any neighborhood ! Just depends on being reported or not! By people or the police
jenny December 04, 2012 at 10:21 PM
you guys dont really know whats going on to be assuming whats really going on if you guys read it saids hes being accused meaning he has been sentence or anything like that. she could be lying cause clearly she appeared to be at his house ... and they clearly know eachother
jp88 December 05, 2012 at 11:50 AM
CranstDone I don't know where you get your information from but that is a good neighborhood. I have friends and family who live there. What dump do you come from? Jenny read the first paragraph of the article. He was charged
Native RI'er December 17, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The victim knew her attacker. This was not a random act that happened to occur on this street because the neighborhood is bad. What other crimes have been reported there?

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