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Rape Charges Against Illegal Aliens in Maryland Dropped

Plastic cups spell out Rockville Strong, at Rockville High School in Rockville, Maryland, on Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

This is pretty shocking when you consider the age of the girl who made the allegations.

Prosecutors are dropping rape charges against the two illegal alien young men who were accused of brutalizing a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland middle school restroom.

Authorities now say the girl’s story didn’t hold up and that the sex was “consensual.”

Washington Free Beacon:

Maryland prosecutors said Friday they will drop rape and sex offense charges against two illegal immigrant teens accused of attacking a 14-year-old fellow student at school.

Prosecutors said in court that the sexual assault case against Jose Montano, 17, will be dropped one day after they told a lawyer for Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, they would do the same for his case, the Washington Postreported.

The two teens entered the United States illegally months before the alleged attack–Montano from El Salvador and Sanchez Milian from Guatemala. They were stopped at the border and detained, but were then allowed to enter the U.S. to visit relatives. The pair subsequently enrolled in a Maryland school.

The 14-year-old claimed she was pushed into a bathroom stall at Rockville High School on March 16, alleging both suspects took turns assaulting her while she tried to break free.

“Defense lawyers for both defendants have said the sex acts were consensual and that text messages and school surveillance videos did not substantiate the girl’s claims,” the Post reported.

The two illegals may yet be charged with possession of child pornography. The 14-year-old girl apparently sent them sexual photos of herself.

“You should apologize, Moran. You jumped to conclusions and smeared these two, fine, upstanding illegal aliens because you’re a racist xenophobe.”

Yeah — go ahead and defend 18-year-old worldly illegals having sex with a 9th grader.

Question: How is it possible that a 14-year-old girl can “consent” to anything sexual? The way the law is written in Maryland, the two illegals just got in under the wire:

Second-degree sexual offense to engage in a sexual act with a person under age 14 and the actor is at least four years older.

That’s the law, so the prosecutors had little choice once it became clear the girl was lying. But sexually experienced or not, is it possible that a girl so young can form the complex reasoning necessary for consent? A few years ago, the L.A. Unified School District made the argument that they weren’t liable for a teacher’s sexual relationship with a 14-year-old because she was sexually promiscuous. The counter argument was interesting:

Perhaps the victim in the sexual-abuse lawsuit against Los Angeles Unified School District had experienced too much about sex by the time she turned 14. Maybe she went along with sexual contact with a teacher willingly, or even eagerly.

It doesn’t matter, because the brain of a 14-year-old is not developed enough to make mature decisions about her sexuality. It is left to adults, legally and morally, to protect such young people, even when those young people have to be protected from themselves. In fact, if, as lawyers for the district contend, she was already sexually experienced, that’s simply more evidence that this girl already had suffered from too much sexual exploitation at too early an age, not that she had somehow reached a stage of consenting maturity.

I am dubious of the legal reasoning, but at what point to do we say that a 14-year-old girl is mature enough to form her own basis for sexual consent, either with someone close to her own age or much older?

The prosecutors in Maryland may be right according to the law. But those two young men who grew up on the mean streets of El Salvador and Guatemala were far more mature than their ages would suggest. And whether the young girl “consented” or not is not the issue.

The issue is the two illegal aliens should never have been in the school in the first place.