Published Oct 13, 2017Following accusations last month, all four members of Polish death metal outfit Decapitated have been formally charged with rape in Spokane, WA, the Spokesman-Review reports.
The publication notes that the charges vary in degree between the four members. Vocalist Rafal Piotrowski and guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka were charged with second degree rape, while drummer Michał Łysejko and bassist Hubert Wiecek were charged with third degree rape.
Last September, the four members were accused of gang-raping a woman on board their tour bus following a performance in Spokane on August 31. The band released a statement soon after, denying the allegations and asking "everyone please reserve their judgement until a definitive outcome has been reached."
The four members had already been charged with kidnapping in the first degree. The Spokesman-Review also notes that Kieltyka will appear in Superior Court today, according to his lawyer.
The band have yet to comment on these charges.