Two Maryland high school students have been charged with raping a girl in a bathroom last Thursday during school hours, according to CBS News.
Police say the girl was walking in a hallway of Rockville High at around 9 a.m. when she ran into the two male teens. According to CBS News, police say 17-year-old Jose Montano propositioned the girl for sex, but she refused. He asked her once more before forcing her into a boy’s bathroom and into a stall. It was there that he and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez allegedly raped her.
Police have charged Montano and Sanchez with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense. Both are being held without bail, according to CBS News. Montano is charged as an adult.
In a statement released to CBS affiliate WUSA9, a Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson said school officials contacted police after the incident was reported to the administration. The two alleged rapists were then arrested on school property.
"It was reported to administration that a student was sexually assaulted by two students in a restroom. We immediately contacted the Montgomery County Police Department. The police conducted an investigation and subsequently executed arrests on school property of the alleged assailants. I am unable to share further details at this time as this is an ongoing police investigation," the statement said. "Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all of our students is our top priority. Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day.”
[Photo of Sanchez: Montgomery County Police Department]