The father of a suspected teen rapist in Maryland was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Friday after they discovered that he was an illegal alien from Guatemala.
Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes, 43, is the father of the 18-year-old who, along with another student, reportedly participated in the violent rape of a 14-year-old girl in a boy’s bathroom stall at Rockville High School on Mar. 16.
The son, Henry Sanchez-Milian, is also an illegal alien, according to ICE spokeswoman Sarah Rodriguez. He is currently being held in a detention center and has been issued a notice to appear in immigration court.
Sanchez-Milian’s lawyer, Andrew Jezic told reporters that the youth had “joined waves of immigrants fleeing gang violence in Central America. He trekked for four weeks and was picked up by the U.S. Border Patrol along the Mexico border in Texas” before he was released and flown to Maryland to live with his father.
Despite evidence that a violent attack took place, Jezic has claimed that the sexual encounter between the young girl and the two teens was consensual.
The school district has confirmed that Sanchez-Milian, who was placed in the 9th grade and was in a program for non-English speakers, never shared a class with the victim.
Jose Montano, 17, was identified as the other alleged attacker. Both teens have been charged with rape.
ICE spokesperson Sarah Rodriguez said the father, Sanchez-Reyes, is being held at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup.
H/T: New York Daily News
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