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Decapitated formally plead not guilty to rape charges

By | Published on Wednesday 25 October 2017

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All four members of death metal band Decapitated were back in court in America yesterday to formally plead not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape.

As previously reported, the Polish band were arrested in LA last month, accused of raping a woman on their tour bus following a performance in Spokane, Washington on 31 Aug.

Two women allege that they were invited back to the band’s bus after the show, but that once on board the “vibe” changed. One woman managed to get off the bus, while the other says that she was raped by all four members of the metal outfit.

The band were extradited back to Washington state earlier this month and were formally charged with varying degrees of rape as well as first-degree kidnapping.

Not much happened during yesterday’s court session, except for all four band members officially entering their not guilty pleas. A trial has now been set for 18 Dec. Though the judge overseeing the proceedings stated that it was very likely said trial would actually be pushed back into the new year.

According to the Associated Press, lawyers working for the band say they have witnesses who will dispute the two women’s account of what happened after the Spokane show. Meanwhile a lawyer working for vocalist Rafal Piotrowski has stressed that his client has no criminal record in Poland or the US, where the band have toured on a number of occasions.



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