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‘Decapitated’ band members charged with rape in Spokane County

Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Polish death metal band Decapitated members Waclaw Kieltyka (left), Michal Lysejko, Rafal Piotrowski and Hubert Wiecek are accused of kidnapping a woman after a show in downtown Spokane Aug.31. (Decapitate Facebook page / Courtesy photo)
Polish death metal band Decapitated members Waclaw Kieltyka (left), Michal Lysejko, Rafal Piotrowski and Hubert Wiecek are accused of kidnapping a woman after a show in downtown Spokane Aug.31. (Decapitate Facebook page / Courtesy photo)

All four members of the death metal band Decapitated have been formally charged with rape in Spokane County.

The four had already been charged with kidnapping in the first degree. The rape charges vary between the four, from second degree for Rafal Piotrowski and Waclaw Kieltika, to third degree for Mikola LLysejko and Hubert Wiecek.

Waclaw Kieltyka will appear in Superior Court Friday, according to his attorney.

The four men were arrested Sept. 9 in Santa Ana, California, on suspicion of first-degree kidnapping stemming from an Aug. 31 incident in downtown Spokane.

A woman told police that she had been raped by all four members of the band after she was invited onto their tour bus following one of their shows.