MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - In February, Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, 20, and Ivan Reyes Lopez, 19, were both arrested for raping 11-year-old girls in separate incidents.
Coreas-Salamanca attends Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, while Lopez is a student at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
Coreas-Salamanca repeatedly raped and molested the girl, while sending her explicit photos and text messages on a cell phone, he provided to the victim, according to investigators.
“[The victim’s father] described a text message where Suspect Coreas-Salamanca advised Victim A that she bit his penis the last time she performed fellatio...Suspect Coreas-Salamanca’s purpose in sending the text message was to teach Victim A how to better perform fellatio,” read a charging document.
ICE spokeswoman Kaitlyn Pote issued the following statement:
"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) lodged a detainer for Jonathan Coreas-Salamanca, an unlawfully present Salvadoran national, with Montgomery County Detention Center on Feb. 14, following his arrest by Montgomery County Police for sex abuse of a minor and second-degree rape."
Coreas-Salamanca has been charged with rape, sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sexual offense of a minor. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center on an ICE detainer.
Lopez reportedly lured his victim, who lives in a nearby apartment complex, inside his Silver Spring apartment and raped her.
Through an interpreter, he told investigators that he took the girl's hand, leading her into his bedroom and the two had "consensual vaginal intercourse," according to court documents.
Lopez has been charged with second-degree rape, and is currently being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center. Lopez came to this country from Honduras three years ago and, and was living with his uncle at the time of the attack, according to a law enforcement website.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed that Lopez was a minor at the time he arrived at the border, and it is likely, he like many others, was granted 'temporary asylum' in this country and sent (at taxpayers' expense) to live with his uncle (immigration status unknown) in Maryland. And, this is likely the reason, ICE has not lodged a detainer against him.
If convicted, Coreas-Salamanca could face up to 55 years in prison, while Lopez faces up to 20 years behind bars, if convicted.
So, why are there grown men attending schools in Montgomery County, Maryland?
Maryland state law allows adults up to 21 years of age to attend public school.
This revelation has not set well with local parents.
The Daily Mail reported:
"'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.
'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,' she said."
Of course, Montgomery County has long been a 'sanctuary' for illegal aliens, and up until November 2019, ICE agents were barred from the county jail. However, ICE now has limited access to the jail, following a long string of rapes in the county, at the hands of illegal aliens.
The Daily Mail (a London newspaper), The Washington Examiner and Fox News were the only major media outlets to report on these outrageous crimes shortly following the arrests.
The Washington Post only did so, a month after Coreas-Salamanca's arrest, with the headline: "Two Maryland men indicted in rape cases involving girls 11 and 14."
Though Lopez, a Honduran national, was also in custody at the time The Washington Post article was written (March 12), he was not mentioned in the piece. Instead, Coreas-Salamanca was included with another accused child rapist named "Ryan Michael Johnson, of Gaithersburg."
Why did the author choose to leave Lopez out of the article?...Why is an illegal alien from El Salvador described as a "Maryland man?"
The answer to those questions will have to be answered by Washington Post reporter, Dan Morse, who penned the piece.