Rockville, MD - A 14-year-old girl was brutally raped in a Rockville High School bathroom on Thursday morning by two illegal immigrants.
Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, is from Guatemala, and already had a pending 'alien removal order.' Jose Montano, 17, is from El Salvador. Both have been in the United States between seven and eight months. Neither have any known criminal history.
According to Fox5DC, the incident occurred at Rockville High School about 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Although the two suspects are much older than the victim, all are freshmen. Court documents that were released Friday morning, March 17, 2017, reveal the details of the violent attack.
The victim knew Montano apparently from school but did not know Sanchez-Milian. She told police she was walking with Montano in a school hallway when he asked for a hug. He then slapped her on the buttocks and told her to come with him and Sanchez-Milian. They continued walking, and as they passed a boys' bathroom near the gym, they forced her inside.
She repeatedly told them to stop and tried to fight them off. The victim told police that Montano and Sanchez-Milian took turns raping and sodomizing her, and forcing her to perform oral sex on them. There was a noise at one point near the door and shortly after that, one of the suspects threw his jacket over the victim's head and walked her out of the bathroom.
Both Sanchez-Milian and Montano then left and the victim immediately reported the rape to school officials. Police were contacted and an investigation was begun. Blood and DNA were collected from the bathroom.
They were each charged with First-Degree Rape and two counts of First-Degree Sexual Offense. Prosecutors argued that both should be held without bond because they are a danger to the public and they are a flight risk. The judge agreed. Both also have new pending ICE detainers, which means they will be deported after they serve their sentences if convicted.
The Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent has declined interviews, citing an ongoing investigation. One question is why older males such as Sanchez-Milian and Montano were allowed to be in freshmen classes with much younger students.
Parents also want to know if school officials knew that Sanchez-Milian had an active deportation order pending against him, and if they did, why wasn't it enforced. Although school officials refused to comment, the president of the Montgomery County Council did take interviews, and referred questions right back to school officials.
When pressed about Rockville's being a sanctuary city, the president Roger Berliner, said that it was not. However, in a recent report released by ICE, it is shown on a list of jurisdictions that specifically "choose not to cooperate with ICE detainers or requests for notification, therefore potentially endangering Americans."
Berliner's response when told about the report? He said that, "the county does cooperate when a crime has been committed."
So what exactly is being done to make sure young girls are safe in Rockville schools? Why must a crime be committed before the county cooperates with ICE?
Do you think that public schools should be enrolling adult illegal immigrants? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.