ROCKVILLE – Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge John Debelius set Oct. 24 as the trial date for Henry E. Sanchez, a Rockville High School student formerly charged with rape. He is now charged with two counts of possession of child pornography.
Sanchez, 18, along with Jose O. Montano, was charged with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of sexual assault of a 14-year-old female student at Rockville High School, but the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County decided to drop the charges after an independent investigation showed there was not enough evidence to proceed.
“After a painstaking investigation and review of these matters, we have concluded that the facts of this case do not support the charges originally filed in this matter,” McCarthy said after the state dropped the charges against Sanchez May 4.
While the rape and sexual assault charges have been dropped against Sanchez, he is now being charged with two counts of child pornography.