Amid the fallout of a brutal rape allegedly committed by two teens – at least one of whom is in the United States illegally – in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Rockville, Md., is considering becoming a sanctuary city.
The police report, dated Thursday, March 16, 2017, tells the horrific story of how a 14-year-old girl identified as the victim was walking down the Rockville High School hallway when she was forcibly dragged into a bathroom stall by 18-year-old Henry Sanchez and 17-year-old Jose Montano. The pair took turns repeatedly raping the teenage girl, all the while she screamed and pleaded for them to stop, the document alleges.
The two were arrested shortly after the attack Thursday, and charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense.
According to WTOP, a district court judge is currently holding the two without bond, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it has issued a detainer on Sanchez, a Guatemalan national, but could not comment on Montano’s status, as he is a minor.
Meanwhile, The Daily Caller reports, the city of Rockville is currently considering whether or not to adopt a policy that would shield people like the 14-year-old’s alleged rapist from deportation back to his actual country of residence:
Rockville City Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr introduced an ordinance in early March in response to President Donald Trump’s pledge to beat back illegal immigration.
Carr forwarded the ordinance at a hearing March 6 overflowing with local residents, including those in favor of turning Rockville into an official sanctuary city, and those vehemently against.
The sanctuary city policy would appear to be especially absurd, given that the high school horror would not even be the first such case to plague the citizens of Montgomery County.
Last March, two illegal immigrants from Honduras repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl, dehumanizing her as “fresh meat.” Enrique Carbajal is currently serving a 90-month prison sentence, while Victor Tome has pleaded guilty to rape charges in federal court.
Adding insult to injury, the Montgomery County schools board’s website offers a Spanish-language page affirming that illegals should feel “safe and welcome” in their classrooms – adding that illegals have a constitutional right to a public school education.
The consolation and assurance to the recent 14-year-old victim, her family, and citizens whose sense of security has once again been shaken by illegal-immigrant crime? A letter home to parents.
“Ensuring a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment for all of our students is our top priority,” the letter reads. “Our staff remains vigilant in the monitoring of our school each and every day.”
Nate Madden is a Staff Writer for Conservative Review, focusing on religious freedom, immigration, and the judiciary. He previously served as the Director of Policy Relations for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative. A Publius Fellow, John Jay Fellow, Citadel Parliamentary Fellow and National Journalism Center alumnus, Nate’s writing has previously appeared in several religious and news publications. Follow him @NateMaddenCR and on Facebook.