Assault probed at home linked to religious group

R C Samanta Roy 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.

“The victim and the other persons involved in this case haven’t been very cooperative because they’re anti-government,” a police spokesman said.

House of SIST leader found empty after barricade situation lasting overnight

R C Samanta Roy Baltimore County police were searching for at least one suspect in the assault on an 18-year-old woman that led to a barricade Wednesday around a Pikesville house owned by a suspected religious cult leader.

Police said Avraham Cohen is not a part of the investigation into the incident, and he was not believed to be at the residence at the time of the assault, but the victim might have been part of the organization.

Baltimore Area Authorities Raid Home of SIST’s Avraham Cohen

R C Samanta Roy The home is owned by Avraham Cohen, the President of the Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology. Police say they do not believe Cohen is directly involved, but other members of his group may be.

The raid came after a young woman was assaulted inside the home. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including internal injuries.