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Immigrant high school students on deport list charged in rape of girl, 14

March 20, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Immigrant high school students on deport list charged in rape of girl, 14

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Two immigrant high school students in Maryland – one of whom has a pending “alien removal” case – are accused of forcing a 14-year-old girl into a bathroom stall at their school on Thursday and brutally raped her.

The suspects, 18-year-old Henry E. Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose O. Montano are students at Rockville High School. Both teens are recent arrivals to the U.S., Sanchez is originally from Guatemala and Montano is from El Salvador, according to WUSA9.

On Friday, the two appeared in court and Montano is being charged as an adult, despite his age, due to the gravity of the offense. Sanchez and Montano have been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense.

The two immigrant high school students were ordered held without bond, the Washington Post reported.

“I believe you are a danger,” District Judge Eugene Wolfe told Sanchez.

Authorities said that Montano forced the girl into a restroom after she would not have sex with him. The girl resisted, and at one point held on to a sink to get away from the assault, but Montano reportedly pushed her into a stall where he and Sanchez took turns raping her.

After he had heard a noise, Sanchez ran, but Montano simply tried to get the girl to be quite, who ultimately broke free and was able to tell a school employee.

“Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all students is our top priority,” a Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson stated in a letter sent to parents. “Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day.”

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