(Updated at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday) ROCKVILLE, MD — The two teenagers charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a boys’ restroom at Rockville High School during school hours last week may be undocumented immigrants with no previous police problems locally, says the county executive. The suspects have outstanding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement orders, said Ike Leggett, and the county will cooperate fully with federal officials to see that the two are deported after serving prison time for what he called a heinous act.
Police are working to ensure schools are secure in the wake of the attack. Detectives have charged two Rockville High School students — Jose O. Montano, 17, of an unconfirmed address, and Henry E. Sanchez Milian, 18, of Bel Pre Road in the Aspen Hill area — with the rape of a female Rockville High School student. Montano has been charged as an adult.
Sanchez Milian is originally from Guatemala and was attending the high school as a ninth-grader, reports WTOP. Court records say Sanchez Milian arrived in Montgomery County seven months ago after having been questioned in Texas by border patrol agents in Texas and issued a notice to appear in front of an immigration judge.
Leggett said Monday he was “immediately sick and disgusted when it was reported that two young men raped a 14-year-old student at Rockville High School last Thursday. This should not happen. Period. My deepest condolences go out to this young girl and her family.”