Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) have arrested and charged two Rockville High School students, Jose O. Montano, age 17, of an unconfirmed address, and Henry E. Sanchez, age 18, of Bel Pre Road in the Aspen Hill area, with the rape of a juvenile female Rockville High School student. The rape occurred at the school yesterday during school hours. Montano has been charged as an adult in this crime.
On Thursday, March 16, school administrators notified Montgomery County Police that a juvenile female student reported to them that she had been sexually assaulted in a boy’s bathroom by two male students. SVID detectives were notified of this report and began an investigation.
The investigation has determined that at approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 16, the victim was walking in a school hallway when she met two male students, identified as 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.
Montano and Sanchez were arrested on school property by SVID investigators. They were transported to the Central Processing Unit and charged with first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual offense. They were held without bond and will have bond review today at 1:00 p.m. in Rockville District Court.
Montano’s photograph will not be released because he is a juvenile.