This past Friday (20th), Decapitated vocalist Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek had their first court appearance in Spokane County for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping a woman on their tour bus after their show on August 31st at the Pin in Spokane, Washington. According to The Spokesman-Review, the two members sat down in front of Judge John Cooney who communicated about their individual charges. Piotrowski is charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape while Wiecek is faced with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape charges.
Waclaw Kieltyka (guitarist) and Michal Lysejko (drummer) had their first appearance on the 13th, who both had their bail set at $100,000. Cooney set the singer and bassist’s bail to the same amount, making the entire band formally charged with kidnapping and rape with bail set to $100,00. All four members are not allowed to communicate with each other and had to turn in their passports to their attorneys.
According to The Spokesman-Review, Piotrowski’s attorney, Jeffry Finer, said that the group are pursuing bail, but are waiting on additional documents from Poland to, “impress the court.” This process could take over a week, however, Finer stated:
“Among this group, there are a number of advanced degrees and zero criminal history.”
The Polish death metal act shared on social media just over a week ago (13), expressing that they refute these allegations:
“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.”