Suspect in school rape case pleads to child porn charge
One of two Hispanic teens who entered the country illegally and were later charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a restroom at their Montgomery County high school entered a plea on child pornography charges Friday.
The 17-year-old Rockville boy pleaded “involvement,” a juvenile court term, to possessing a pornographic image of the alleged victim that she sent him, The Washington Post reported. Sentencing is set for Aug. 16. The Associated Press does not generally name juvenile offenders.
The teen, along with 18-year-old Henry Sanchez Milian, was charged as an adult in the alleged March rape.
Prosecutors dropped the rape charges after evidence failed to support the accuser’s claims, but they brought child pornography charges against both teens. Defense attorneys claimed the sex was consensual.
Mr. Sanchez Milian’s trial on child porn charges is scheduled for Oct. 30.