17 and 18 Year Old Immigrants Rape 14-Year-Old Girl in School
Two older immigrant students, one of which is in America illegally, raped a 14-year-old girl in a high school restroom in Rockville, Maryland. Critics and the White House blame this incident on negligent federal policies.
The immigrants were enrolled in ninth grade, even though they were 17 and 18 years old. White House spokesman Sean Spicer revealed, “This is a tragic event. It is horrendous and horrible and disgusting what the girl in Rockville went through…”
Spicer demands to know why an 18-year-old is with the other ninth graders.
White House Responds To Attack
The White House feels that the attack underscores the issues involved with enrolling older teen immigrants with poor English into public schools. One of the suspects, Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, was caught a few months before crossing the Mexican border.
Jessica Vaughan of the Washington D.C. Center for Immigration Studies said:
“The surge of Central American kids has become a significant problem in many of the school districts where they are allowed to re-settle. It’s not uncommon for older kids to be placed in the lower high school grades with much younger kids, because they usually have had only a few years of schooling in their home country.”
With the other suspect, Jose O. Montano from El Savador, it’s not clear if he’s in the country legally or illegally.
News On The Suspects
“Sanchez-Milian, a native of Guatemala, and Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, were charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense. Court records say they dragged the girl into a men’s bathroom, where they allegedly violently raped, sodomized and forced her to perform oral sex in a stall.”
Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith told Fox 5 that they have lots of older students in the school, within the METS program (Multidisciplinary Education Training and Support), meaning that it’s less important about the grade as the level of English.
“While some have made this into an issue on immigration, we serve every student that walks in through every door,” Smith said. “We want to serve them because we know it would not be good for any child to go without an education.”