Decapitated Release New Statement On Formal Rape Charges, Once Again Refute Allegations


Decapitated have now issued a new statement, after having been formally being charged with rape this week. Vocalist Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski and guitarist Waclaw “Vlogg” Kieltyka are facing rape in the second degree charges and drummer Mikola Llysejko and bassist Hubert Wiecek are facing rape in the third degree charges. The charges stem from an incident alleged to have occurred on the band’s tour bus in Spokane, WA on August 31st. The were accused of having gang raped a female on their bus.

Initially they were charged with kidnapping in the first degree. Thus far the band have denied the allegations and once again do so in this newly provided statement. Here’s how it reads:

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“An update – following extradition from California to Washington, the band has now been charged. We’d like to emphasise; the Spokane Police Department has pressed charges as procedural formality, without doing so, they would be forced to release band – this is not a conviction or any indication of guilt or innocence.

Once again, we ask that everyone wait for each party’s case to be presented and await the court’s decision. With that said, whilst cases are being prepared on both sides, some facts are indisputable at this point – that the original officer who took the complaint from the accuser stated, “I do not have probable cause that a rape occurred”, and it’s taken a full 30 days to file charges, which is right up against the point at which the defendants would legally have had to be released.

The band firmly refutes the allegations and are confident that once the facts and evidence have been seen and heard, they will be released and able to return home.

Individuals who were present on the night in question with information about the case are asked to reach out to the defense lawyer, Steve Graham of Spokane, Washington.”

Past details to emerge on the case can be found here.

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