Polish rock band accused of rape on bus
Four members of a Polish death metal band arrested on charges of kidnapping a woman are also accused of raping her on the band's US tour bus at a post concert party.
Court documents made public on Monday said the assault by the members of Decapitated happened in the bathroom of the tour bus after the August 31 concert in Spokane, Washington.
Decapitated had been touring with the Australian band Thy Art is Murder, and performed several shows after the Spokane concert before being arrested.
The band members were arrested Saturday in Santa Ana, California, for investigation of first degree kidnapping. The four men appeared in court in Los Angeles on Tuesday and waived extradition to Washington, KABC-TV reported.
Steve Graham, a lawyer for the band members, said in an email that the members of "Decapitated plan to fully fight the allegations that have been brought against them and are confident that their side of the story will be heard."
Arrested were band members Michal Lysejko, 31; Waclaw Kieltyka, 35; Rafal Piotrowski, 31; and Hubert Wiecek, 30.
The woman and her friend told Spokane police they attended the August 31 show, spoke with members of Decapitated and were invited to have drinks on the tour bus. Once on the bus, the women reported they began to feel uncomfortable.
One of the women went to use the bathroom on the bus and was followed inside by a band member, according to the documents filed by police in Spokane County Superior Court.
The woman tried to push him away, "but he grabbed her arm and spun her around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom," court documents said.
"She saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her," the documents said.
The woman's friend told police in the documents that she watched the band members commit the assault.
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