Jose Montano and Henry Sanchez, two Maryland, Rockville High school students have been arrested in the rape of a 14 year old female student.
Two Maryland high school students have been arrested and charged with raping a 14 year old female student during school hours.
Arrested were Rockville High School ninth graders, Jose O. Montano, 17, and Henry E. Sanchez, 18. The teen’s arrest on school grounds on Thursday came after the victim told school officials she’d been sexually assaulted earlier that day.
A report via CBS Baltimore cited the 14 year old victim telling Montgomery County police she’d been assaulted by Montano and Sanchez after running into the high school seniors at a school hallway circa 9am.
The girl said the boys asked her to walk with them with Sanchez allegedly asking her to have sex with him.
When she declined, the boys forced her into a stall in the boy’s bathroom. Montana asked her again to have sex and when she refused a second time, she claims the teen boys sexually assaulted her.
JUST IN: The court documents in the alleged Rockville High School midday rape describe a terribly gruesome, violent, unconscionable attack. pic.twitter.com/5RcUD5wZ9M
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) March 17, 2017
Montano and Sanchez were charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual assault. They are both being held without bond. Montana has been charged as an adult in the crime.
‘These are very serious allegations carrying a life sentence,’ a spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office told NBC 4. ‘The potential of life in prison would be available as we prosecute these individuals.’
Of note, a report via the Washington Post told of the two suspects each being in the U.S. for less than a year, with ICE having a detain hold on Sanchez for a ‘pending alien removal case.’
According to Fox 5 DC, ‘Although the two suspects are 17 and 18 years old, they were enrolled as freshmen because they both arrived in the United States only a few months ago and were taking English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.’
The suspects were also denied bond with a judge telling ‘they were dangerous and flight risks due to the fact they have only been in this country for a couple of months. Montano came to the U.S. from El Salvador’, noted WUSA9.
To date authorities have yet to say what led to the two high school seniors believing they could force their victim into obliging them and to what degree the boys’ attitudes may reflect prevailing sensibilities towards the opposite sex.