Prosecutors in the “sanctuary state” of Maryland are dropping sexual offense charges against the illegal aliens accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom. The Rockville High School freshmen now face charges of distribution of child pornography.
Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy told reporters “The facts no longer support the original charges filed,” the Washington Post reported. Prosecutors are now focusing their efforts on allegations of child pornography distribution after police found images of the victim on both suspects’ cell phones.
Defense attorneys appeared to admit to the crime, telling the Washington, D.C. newspaper the girl willingly shared the images with one of the defendants. The images were then passed along to the other, they said.
Henry Sanchez Milian’s attorney, Andrew Jezic, attempted to downplay the potential new charges saying, “it is hardly uncommon behavior for teenagers.” Defendant Jose Montano’s attorney, Maria Mena, appeared to deflect to her 17-year-old client’s co-defendant, saying the child pornography charges are made to go after adults, the Washington Post reported. Sanchez Milian 18-years old and legally an adult.