Two teens who were arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at their high school had recently arrived from Central America, reports suggest.
Police in Maryland arrested Jose Montano, 17, and Henry Sanchez, 18, after the young girl told school officials the pair had forced her into a bathroom stall and raped her.
Sanchez is now facing deportation proceedings as he had a pending ‘alien removal’ case against him, according to the Washington Post.
He is believed to have entered the US illegally from Guatemala seven months ago.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t report on Montano’s immigration status as he is a minor.
Montano arrived El Salvador about eight months ago.
Sanchez was held without bond in court on Friday. Montgomery County Assistant States Attorney Rebecca MacVittie called him a ‘substantial flight risk’.
Montgomery County Police announced the arrests on Friday, saying that the alleged assault happened the day before at Rockville High School.
According to investigators, the victim was walking in a school hallway at around 9am when she ran into the two teens.