Two refugees Henry Sanchez, 18 and Jose Montano, 17 were arrested on three charges each after both forcibly raped and sodomized a fourteen year old girl at Rockville High School in Montgomery County Maryland on Thursday. Montgomery County District Judge Eugene Wolfe refused to set bail for the two as they both pose a flight risk.
Via the Washington Times:
Henry Sanchez, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were arrested at Rockville High School on Thursday and charged with three counts each in connection with the rape of a female classmate. Montgomery County District Judge Eugene Wolfe refused to grant bond to either during a Friday court hearing and ordered them to remain in custody until their next appearance.
The girl, identified by law enforcement as “Victim A,” told authorities that she was walking down a school hallway Thursday morning when she was approached by the two boys, according to police documents.
“Montano asked Victim A for sex, which she refused. Montano asked again, more persistently, and pushed Victim A into the boy’s bathroom,” police wrote in a probable cause statement after interviewing the girl.
“Victim A was holding a sink to avoid going into the bathroom when Montano grabbed her hand and pulled her into the stall,” police wrote. Montano then began forcibly undressing the girl, according to police, before Sanchez allegedly joined them inside the stall.
Both young men took turns raping the girl according to police documents. She notified administrators soon afterwards, who in turn alerted local law enforcement.
The Washington Post reported on their immigration status:
Both boys have only been in the United States for less than a year and pose the risk of fleeing, The Washington Post reported from Friday’s court hearing.
Sanchez, a Guatemala native, arrived in the country about seven months ago and is the subject of a pending “alien removal” case, the Post reported. Montano, meanwhile, arrived in the U.S. roughly eight months ago, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment on his status since he is underage, according to WTOP.