Gov. Hogan ‘Outraged' Over Rape of 14-Year-Old Girl in Maryland High School Bathroom

Two students accused of raping another student at Rockville High

UPDATE: Rape charges against Jose Montano and Henry Sanchez Milian were dropped, prosecutors said May 5, 2017.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he is "outraged by the brutal and violent rape" of a 14-year-old girl at Rockville High School last week.

Two students raped another student in a bathroom stall at the school Thursday, Montgomery County Police said.

Authorities said Henry E. Sanchez, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17, approached a 14-year-old girl in a hallway at Rockville High School during school hours Thursday morning and asked her to walk with them.

Montano asked her for sex, and after she refused, he and Sanchez forced her into a boys' bathroom where they both raped her and sodomized her, police said.

The victim reported the rape to school staff, who contacted police.

Sanchez admitted to having sex with the victim, according to court documents.

"I am outraged by the brutal and violent rape of a 14 year old girl in a Rockville public school. Our prayers are with her," Hogan posted in a Facebook statement Tuesday. "The State of Maryland is calling on Montgomery County to immediately and fully cooperate with all federal authorities during the investigation of this heinous crime. The public has a right to know how something this tragic and unacceptable was allowed to transpire in a public school."

According to court documents, Sanchez also has an immigration case that's been pending since August.

Investigators arrested Montano and Sanchez on school property. They are charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual assault. 

"These are very serious allegations carrying a life sentence," Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Ramon Korionoff said last week. "The potential of life in prison would be available as we prosecute these individuals."

Both suspects were ordered held without bond.

Montano is charged as an adult. However, a court-appointed attorney wants him moved to a juvenile facility. He is due in court March 31.

Sanchez will be back in court April 14.

The principal of Rockville High School sent a letter to parents informing them of the arrests.

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