Attorney: Charges to Be Dropped in Rockville High School Rape Case

ROCKVILLE, Md.  — Attorneys for two rape suspects in Montgomery County say prosecutors will drop charges against the two teens charged with raping a fellow student in the bathroom of Rockville High School.

Seventeen-year-old Jose Montano and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez were charged with assaulting the 14-year-old girl at Rockville High School in March, but The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2qzvuSO) reports that Sanchez’ attorney Andrew Jezic was told Thursday his client’s charges would be dropped.

Montgomery County Superintendent Jack Smith sent home a letter about the news of the charges being dropped.

Attorneys for Montano, say his charges were dropped Friday morning. They do expect him to face child pornography charges though.

The case got national attention after the White House called it an example of why the president wants to crack down on illegal immigration.

Officials say Sanchez came to the U.S. from Guatemala illegally. Montano’s lawyers say he came from El Salvador to live with relatives who are citizens.

Follow @CBSDC on Twitter

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS DC

D.C. Lottery Live
Follow and Like Us

Listen Live