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Rockville rape suspect to plead "not guilty"

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:34:47-04

A teen accused of raping a 14-year-old girl will plead "not guilty" in court.

The attorney of 18-year-old Henry Sanchez also said that the encounter with the girl at Rockville High School was preplanned, consensual and a "non-forceable encounter."

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Sanchez and the other suspect, 17-year-old Jose Montano, are both being charged as adults.

According to authorities, Sanchez came to the U.S. illegally.

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Montano is accused of soliciting the victim for sex in the school hallway.

She said she refused before he forced her into a boys' bathroom where both suspects allegedly raped her.

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