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Former Ozzy drummer Deen Castronovo jailed for rape

Posted by on July 1, 2015

journeydrumJourney drummer Deen Castronovo has quite a resume – over the course of his career, he’s drummed with Ozzy Osbourne (Ozzmosis), Steve Vai (Alien Love Secrets), and he’s going to be on the new Fear Factory album for a song as well. There’s something else on his resume he might want erased from it though – convicted rapist. TMZ reports that his wife filed charges against him, and in addition to rape, the charges include sexual abuse, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon.

From NBC:

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail on rape and other felony charges after prosecutors said he repeatedly violated a court order by calling and texting the victim with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.

Prosecutors told a Marion County judge Tuesday that the 50-year-old musician contacted the woman after his arrest in Salem on June 14, when he was accused of misdemeanor assault and menacing. He was released on bail in that case and ordered to stay away from the victim.

He now faces felony charges after a grand jury returned the indictment Monday.

Marion County Judge Audrey Broyles declined to set bail after prosecutors said Castronovo texted the woman 122 times and called her 35 times and presents a threat to the woman if he’s released.

The 50 year-old had been charged with domestic abuse in 2012 as well. Journey, who he’d been with since 1998, has parted ways with him, TMZ adds.

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