Just miles from the White House and Capitol Hill, two illegal aliens raped a 14-year-old girl at a high school, police say.
The attack occurred at Rockville High School, a Washington, D.C. suburb. Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez, 18, were arrested by police after the girl told school officials they had forced her into a bathroom stall and raped her.
Sanchez, a Guatemalan who is believed to have entered the United States illegally, is now facing deportation proceedings, The Washington Post writes. “Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t report on Montano’s immigration status as he is a minor,” the Daily Mail reports, but notes that he “arrived from El Salvador about eight months ago.”
They reportedly took turns holding her down while repeatedly assaulting her and she cried out, and was eventually able to escape the bathroom.
The teenage girl later reported the alleged attack to school officials, who immediately called the authorities.
Despite their age, both the boys were placed in the ninth grade.
Investigators with the Special Victims Division arrested Montano and Sanchez on campus that same day on charges of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense.
An 18-year-old in ninth grade? Hmm.
The school sent school parents a letter on Friday to inform them of the sex assault – but did not mention the accused attackers were illegal aliens.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to inform you about a serious incident that occurred at our school yesterday, March 16, 2017, and share with you how it is being addressed.
It was reported to administration that a student was sexually assaulted by two students in a restroom. We immediately contacted the Montgomery County Police Department. The police conducted an investigation and subsequently executed arrests on school property of the alleged assailants. I am unable to share further details at this time as this is an ongoing police investigation.
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. Please remind your child that if they believe they are a victim of an assault or see something inappropriate, they should immediately tell a staff member.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel to contact me at 301-517-8105.
Senior Communications Specialist
Department of Public Information and Web Services
Montgomery County Public Schools