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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 21:45

Polish metal band Decapitated accused of raping woman on tour bus

Written by  The Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. — Four members of a Polish death metal band arrested on charges of kidnapping a Washington state woman are also suspected of sexually assaulting her after a concert during a party on the band's tour bus, according to court documents.

The documents made public Monday said the assault by the members of Decapitated happened in the bathroom of the tour bus following the Aug. 31 concert in Spokane, Washington.

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 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."

Decapitated had been touring with the Australian band Thy Art is Murder, and performed several shows after the Spokane concert before being arrested.

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 Aug.

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