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Montgomery County Police have charged suspects (left to right) Martin “Fat Mo” Chery, 21, Jordan Cobbs, 20, and Tombong Saidy, 18, in connection with the rape and assault of a 19-year-old woman in Silver Spring. COURTESY PHOTOS Montgomery County Police have charged suspects (left to right) Martin “Fat Mo” Chery, 21, Jordan Cobbs, 20, and Tombong Saidy, 18, in connection with the rape and assault of a 19-year-old woman in Silver Spring. COURTESY PHOTOS  ROCKVILLE — District Court Judge John Moffett denied bond Monday for two men charged with the rape and first-degree assault of a 19-year-old woman who alleged that five men raped her at an apartment in Silver Spring.

"The nature of this crime is a heinous one, with the details being almost really too gory to be heard on television or in the news media,” said Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesperson Ramon Korionoff.

The survivor of the rape and assault was a 19-year-old woman whose name has been withheld, according to charging documents. She told police five men had raped and assaulted her in an apartment located on the 11400 block of Lockwood Drive in Silver Spring.

“It’s uncommon, but it does occur,” said Montgomery County Police spokesperson Captain Paul Starks, regarding a rape with multiple suspects.

Starks said Montgomery County Corrections will maintain custody of suspects Martin Moise “Fat Mo” Chery, 21, of Silver Spring, and Jordan W. Cobbs, 20, also of Silver Spring who will be held without bond.

Korionoff said Moffett placed Cobbs and Chery without bond due to the grisliness of the alleged crime.

Police had charged Chery, Cobbs and 18-year-old Tombong S. Saidy, of Silver Spring, in connection with first- and second-degree rape plus first-degree assault, according to the charging documents.

Police are looking for two additional male suspects identified by the victim.

Starks said Chery, Cobbs and Saidy are in the custody of Montgomery County Corrections in connection with the alleged crimes.

“They face life in prison [if convicted]," Korionoff said.

Saidy is in custody and will have a bond review Tuesday, Korionoff said.

Police said they are looking for two adult male suspects they identified with the help of the 19-year-old woman.

“We do ask for the public’s help if they do know anything about the two other individuals to contact Montgomery County Police or the state’s attorney’s office to enable us to make a case against those other individuals as well,” Korionoff said, later adding, “They [the pair of suspects] have not been picked up, as of yet. We are working with our police partners both locally and regionally to track these individuals down and make our case even stronger.”

The 19-year-old woman who alleges the five suspects raped and assaulted her told police she had known the suspects as friends for a few months and spent time with them every day for the past few weeks. She visited the 11400 block Lockwood Drive apartment the day of the alleged crime, March 28, to hang out with her friends.

“I think the Montgomery County police detectives have done a good job in finding these individuals,” Korionoff said. “I think there is, as stated in the statement of charges, some technology involved … Instagram, that enabled them to find out about three of these five individuals.”

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