March 31 (UPI) — A Maryland judge denied bond to a 17-year-old Rockville High School student accused of rape in a case that caught the attention of the White House because of the suspect’s immigration status.
Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17, are accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female student on March 16 at the school located about 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The girl told police the male students forced her into a bathroom after she refused to engage in sex and that she was raped and sodomized.
Sanchez-Milian and Montano, ninth-graders who said the sex was consensual and were charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual assault, will be tried as adults. Sanchez-Milian was transferred to a juvenile detention facility.