Assault probed at home linked to religious group

BALTIMORE — An 18-year-old woman suffered numerous injuries at a suburban Baltimore home owned by the founder of an organization that’s been described as a religious cult, but the woman and her associates have not been forthcoming about what happened, police said Thursday.

Officers were called Tuesday night to the home in Pikesville and found the injured woman, said Lt. Rob McCullough, a Baltimore County police spokesman. Police are investigating the incident as a possible assault, he said. At least two other people were with her, and police spoke to one person of interest. However, no arrests have been made.

The woman remained hospitalized Thursday in serious but stable condition, McCullough said. Police don’t know how she was injured.

“The victim and the other persons involved in this case haven’t been very cooperative because they’re anti-government,” McCullough said. “We’ve gotten conflicting information from them throughout this investigation. We don’t know at this point whether she was assaulted or whether there was some type of accident.”

– Source / Full Story: Assault probed at home linked to religious group, Ben Nuckols, Associated Press via the Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog


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