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Decapitated members extradited to Spokane County to face kidnapping charges

Posted by on October 5, 2017

Weeks after being charged with kidnapping, two members of Decapitated have been extradited to Spokane County, where the alleged crime took place. According to The Spokesman-Review, drummer Michal Lysejko, 27 and guitarist Waclaw Kieltyka, 35 were transported from a jail in Los Angeles to Spokane County. Vocalist Rafal Piotrowski, 31 and bassist Hubert Wiecek , 30, will be transported at a later date.

Based on the released court documents from September 11th, a woman said she was carried out by all four members after she was invited onto their tour bus after the show.  The woman’s friend told police she was almost a victim of rape, but she was able to escape after kicking Piotrowski in the groin. The women claim that the band members invited the women onto the bus to have a few drinks before the alleged assault took place.

They aren’t officially charged with rape just yet. However, according to Steven Graham, Lysejko’s attorney, the charges could be made once they arrive in Spokane.  

Graham stated:

“We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit the band of her own free will and left on good terms. The accuser has a documented history of providing false information to the police dating back to 2014.”

Despite one woman’s claim that all four members raped her, a volunteer of The Pin, where the show took place, noticed something different. The volunteer told the police that after the show and before they were on the bus,  the two women were “groping” and “all over” the lead singer and another member of the band, touching their backs, sides, and chests – “Feeling them up” – to the point where the men asked security if they needed to be kicked out.

He also reported that he saw through the bus doors that one woman was chugging clear liquid, which he believed was alcohol. Later, he noticed the women smoking a cigarette outside. Lastly, he saw the alleged victim’s friend walking west, talking on her phone and sounding angry. The Spokesman-Review also reported that The Washington State trooper who stopped the woman for a DUI stated she did not mention sexual assault when he took her into custody. It was when he was parked outside of the Spokane County Jail and writing a search warrant for her blood that she then asked to use her phone. This led to her calling her friend who said she was “raped by five men downtown.”

You can read the full report here.

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  • pheet007

    Well, this is interesting, and frankly I suspected some sort of horseshit about this whole ordeal. This woman has a history of filing false police reports, was all over the vocalist and another band member, drunk, and acting pissed off as another witness saw her stalking off. Could it be this was just some pathetic drunk groupie type who didn’t get her way and decided to seek revenge with a bogus complaint? We know her word cannot be trusted.
    What is sad is that even if charges are dropped, which in the light of witness statements increases the odds thereof, Decapitated will be forever associated with this incident, probably released on condition of having their work visas revoked and basically ruin them when they had finally had a real breakthrough album, “Anticult” storming up the charts and getting rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
    I would consider if it does transpire that this woman was in fact lying that perhaps she should be the one facing false statement charges. And she was drunk, too. It very well may turn out Decapitated did nothing wrong, were taken advantage of because their being Polish may have hindered their understanding of American laws, and why wouldn’t it, and some overzealous cops thought they’d get tough with a death metal band just because. If their careers are ruined by a false charge, they should sue for defamation, slander and loss of income. But maybe if they are exonerated, metal fans will rally around them and help get them back to making some of the best death metal out there, along with their good friends and equally great bands Vader and Behemoth.

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