Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rape Charges to Be Dropped in Case Cited by White House as Immigration Issue

From the New York Times, May 5, 2017, reporter Matt Stevens. for the full story go here.

Prosecutors in Maryland said on Friday that they would drop rape charges against an undocumented immigrant and another high school student, adding a new twist to a case that the White House had held up as evidence of the need to be tough on illegal immigration.


But on Friday, John J. McCarthy, state’s attorney for Montgomery County, said his office had concluded that “the facts of this case do not support the charges originally filed” against the two students, Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, and Jose O. Montano, 17.

Though he said he would drop the rape charges against Mr. Sanchez-Milian, Mr. McCarthy said his office had filed a new child pornography charge against him, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Mr. McCarthy did not elaborate. A spokesman for his office said the charge was filed on Thursday.
At a news conference on Friday, lawyers for Mr. Montano said the state had also decided to file pornography-related charges against their client in juvenile court.


  1. As The Stomach Churns. . .

  2. Canonizing the culprit
    Vilifying the victim
    Turn the world upside down
    Et clamant voce Benedictum.


  4. At minimum, this case should have been presented to the grand jury so that the State's Attorney could have at least said "the grand jury did not want to indict".

    Too many government insiders made the decision to drop the case and that does not look good at all for the government.

    1. Fat chance in MoColand.

  5. Artful dodgers tip toeing through the legal loopholes.


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