Police Continue To Investigate Two Immigrant High School Students Accused Of Raping 14-Year-Old Classmate In Maryland
Police confirmed they continue to investigate the case regarding two immigrant teens accused of raping their 14-year-old classmate in Maryland. One of the accused teens is on the alien removal list.
Reports said the two teens forced the classmate into a bathroom stall last Thursday morning then raped her. Authorities identified the suspects as 18-year-old Henry E. Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose O. Montano, who attended Rockville High School as ninth graders. Montano went to the United States from El Salvador and Sanchez from Guatemala.
Both Sanchez and Montano appeared in court on Friday. The judge charged them with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense. Fox News reported Montano will be tried as an adult, while both are held without bond.
Police noted the girl, identified only as Victim A, walked along a hallway when the two teens approached her. Montano asked the girl for sex but she declines. Montano then forced the girl into a bathroom when she expressed she did not want to have sexual intercourse with him. The girl tried to fight back but to no avail.
Montano pushed her inside a stall and Sanchez took part by holding the girl so Montano could rape her. Sanchez also raped the teenager but when he heard noises, he fled. Montano continued with the assault but luckily, the girl broke free then told a staff member about the incident, The Washington Times shared.
A Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson said in a letter to the parents at the area, "Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all of our students is our top priority. Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day."
Details about the pending alien removal case of one of the teens remained unclear. Police did not confirm who of the two faces that case. They said the two teens just got to the country but did not provide when exactly did they migrate.