You have probably read by now that two teens are under arrest, charged with the rape of a 14-year-old female in the bathroom of a Maryland school. What you may not know is that at least one of the suspects, Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, is in the country illegally, according to ICE.
It’s fair to say you wouldn’t have known this if you read the headline in either the Washington Post or The New York Times. These read, respectively, “Two Rockville High students arrested after allegedly raping classmate at school” and “2 Male Students Charged With Raping Girl in School Bathroom.” In fact, the Times couldn’t be bothered with retelling the story in its own words, instead picking up the version from the AP wire. The WaPo eventually gets around to mentioning that Sanchez has a pending “alien removal” case against him, but that information is withheld until paragraph nine.
On Monday, new details on the case were revealed, including portions of the victim’s statement to Montgomery County Police, according to Fox News.
The victim was walking in a school hallway when she met two male students, identified as [Jose O.] Montano and Sanchez. Montano asked the victim to walk with him and Sanchez. Montano asked the victim to engage in sexual intercourse. She refused.
Montano asked the victim again and then forced her into a boy’s bathroom and then into a stall. Montano and Sanchez both raped the victim inside the bathroom stall.
Some of the details released are downright gruesome:
Court records describe the merciless and brutal assault by both Montano and Sanchez, who allegedly raped the young girl multiple times, vaginally, orally and sodomized her, as they spoke to each other in Spanish. Blood and male fluids were recovered from the scene by a forensic expert, court records show.
Sanchez, who came here from Guatemala, is 18. Montano, a native of El Salvador, is 17. Both arrived in the U.S. approximately eights months. Despite their ages, both were in the ninth grade. Also despite their ages, both will be tried as adults.
According to CBS affiliate WUSA, the judge at the arraignment called the pair dangerous and said they are flight risks. They are thus being held without bond on first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense.
Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Ramon Korionoff is quoted as having told NBC News:
These are very serious allegations carrying a life sentence. The potential of life in prison would be available as we prosecute these individuals.
One final detail worth noting is Montgomery County is a sanctuary county that denied 63 ICE requests to turn over illegal-alien criminals last year.
Needless to say, none of this appeared in the Post or Times articles.
*UPDATE* Even though the media choose to turn a bind eye on the details of stories this that fail to conform to their political narrative, they will not get a pass from the current administration for doing so. Shortly after this post went live, a video of a White House press briefing on this case was aired:
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