Maryland high school students Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, 20, and Ivan Reyes Lopez, 19, were arrested earlier this month on charges of raping two different 11-year-old girls
Though overage, both were active students in the Montgomery County Public School system where state law entitles all resident between five and 21 to free public education
Coreas-Salamanca an illegal immigrant from El Salvador is accused of repeatedly molesting an 11-year-old girl, which only stopped when the victim’s father discovered the cell phone she’d been given by the predator
The dad handed police the phone which contained explicit text messages discussing their liaisons
The second accused man, Ivan Lopez,who immigrated from Honduras three years ago, is accused of luring and raping an 11-year-old girl he met at a park near his home
In court Lopez argued that he led the victim by hand to his bedroom and the two had ‘consensual intercourse’
Both men have been charged with second-degree rape and were denied bond in their initial court appearances.
Lopez faces a sentence of 20 years in prison
Coreas-Salamanca who faces additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual offense, could end up with up to 55 years in prison, a higher sentence because he is accused of repeatedly molesting his victim
Maryland high school students Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, 20, [photo] has been charged with second-degree rape after he is alleged to have groomed and repeatedly assaulted an 11-year-old girl.Coreas-Salamanca, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador is facing a 55-year sentence in prison
Two Maryland public high school students, aged 19 and 20, have been arrested for allegedly raping different 11-year-old girls off campus in separate incidents.
Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, 20, and Ivan Reyes Lopez, 19, have both been charged each with second-degree rape. Coreas-Salamanca faces additional counts of sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual offense.
Coreas-Salamanca, a Salvadorian national living in the US illegally, was arrested at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, where he was enrolled as a student, on February 13. Six days later Montgomery county police arrested Lopez at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he is a student.
Both men who are immigrants to the US, were enrolled in the Montgomery County Public School system, taking advantage of the Maryland state law that entitles any resident between five and 21 to free public education.
Coreas-Salamanca, a Salvadorian national living in the US illegally, was arrested at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring [photo], where he is a student, on Feb 13
Coreas-Salamanca who lives in Adelphi, Maryland and was in the US illegally, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s not clear when he arrived in the US or how long he has been living in the country for. CBP said he was a minor when he arrived to the US.
ICE has filed an immigration detainer with the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation.
He is accused of giving a 11-year-old girl a cell phone some time last year.
Using that phone he exchanged explicit text messages and photographs with the girl and arranged for sexual meetups.
The victim’s father discovered the phone on Christmas Eve and found a trove of text messages describing ‘vaginal intercourse, fellatio, and cunnilingus’.
The father reported to police a text message where the suspect advised the victim that ‘she bit his penis the last time she performed fellatio’, according to court documents. ‘Suspect Coreas-Salamanca’s purpose in sending the text message was to teach Victim A how to better perform fellatio,’ the documents said.
Honduran immigrant Ivan Reyes Lopez, 19, [right] have both been charged with second-degree rape for allegedly assaulting an t 11-year-old girl in a separate incident, Lopez who claims the rape was ‘consensual sex’ faces a 20 year sentence if he is convicted
The father reported the phone to police and cops seized the phone for forensic analysis.
The second accused man, Ivan Lopez emigrated from Honduras nearly three years ago and was living with his uncle in Silver Spring, according to court documents.
He is accused of luring a different 11-year-old from a park near the Rollingwood Apartments in Silver Spring to his family’s apartment.
Once there he told the girl to sit down on a bed and turned on Netflix before raping her, the victim told detectives.
Lopez, speaking through a Spanish translator, argued to investigators that he led the victim by hand to his bedroom and the two had ‘consensual vaginal intercourse’, court documents say.
Both were denied bond in initial court appearances.
Coreas-Salamanca faces up to 55 years in prison whereas Lopez faces 20 years. The likely lengthier sentence is because Coreas-Salamanca is accused of repeatedly molesting his victim.
Six days after Coreas-Salamanca was in custody, Montgomery police arrested Ivan Reyes Lopez at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School [photo], where he is a student
Six days later cops arrested Lopez at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he is a student. Lopez emigrated from Honduras nearly three years ago and was living with his uncle in Silver Spring, according to court documents
The two incidents in the same school district have sparked outrage among parents.
‘If the school system would not allow an employee or a volunteer to be back in the school while they’re facing such serious charges, how does that change when it’s a student? They’re over 18. They are men. They just use a different badge to get into school,’ Jennifer Gross, a Montgomery County resident, mother, and longtime advocate for sexual assault prevention said in an interview.
‘Will they be allowed to return to the classroom? Will they be allowed to be back in general education public high school?’ she added.
‘These are adult men. They are over the age of 18 and simply because you’re enrolled in MCPS schools — or any other school system — does not change the fact that you’re legally an adult,’ Gross maintained.
Last year saw Montgomery County rolled back its sanctuary policies following several arrests of undocumented immigrants linked to alleged rape or sexual abuse.