(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The Spokesman-Review is reporting that a woman said she was gang-raped by all four members of Polish death metal band Decapitated, in the bathroom of their tour bus after an August 31st concert in downtown Spokane, Washington, according to court documents released Monday (September 11th).
The band members – Michal Lysejko, 27; Waclaw Kieltyka, 35; Rafal Piotrowski, 31; and Hubert Wiecek, 30 – were arrested after another show early Saturday in Santa Ana, California, on charges of first-degree kidnapping. Decapitated had been on tour with Australian band Thy Art Is Murder.
The alleged victim and her friend told Spokane police they attended the August 31st show at The Pin, 412 W. Sprague Ave., and afterward tried to get pictures with the drummer from another band, according to court documents. A security guard told police the show ended at about 11 PM.
The women said they ended up speaking with members of Decapitated and were invited to have drinks in the tour bus parked outside the venue. One woman “described being excited to be on the bus, and then one of the band members began grabbing her breasts,” court documents say. “He was later identified as the drummer, Michal Lysejko.”
The same woman “was uncomfortable and said the band members began speaking to each other in Polish,” court documents say. “She described the ‘vibe’ in the bus changed, and one of the members began looking at them like they were prey.”
The woman said she looked at her friend “to signal they needed to get out of there.” She then used the bathroom and was followed by the lead singer, Piotrowski. The woman told police Piotrowski began kissing her as she finished using the bathroom, and she began resisting when he started undoing her belt. She said she wanted to leave the bus with her friend, but a band member indicated her friend had already left, saying, “You have to have fun. She left you.”
The woman “attempted to push Piotrowski away but he grabbed her arm and spun her around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom,” court documents say. “She saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her.”
The friend, meanwhile, said she watched the band members rape the other woman, and Piotrowski asked her to perform oral sex on him. When the friend refused, court documents say, “she was pushed to the ground and received bruises to her knees and shins.”
Shortly after leaving the tour bus and driving away, at 12:43 AM, the friend was pulled over on North Washington Street near West Boone Avenue on suspicion of driving under the influence. In the back seat of a patrol car, the friend was allowed to use her cellphone to call the other woman, who reported the rape. A state trooper said he couldn’t help without a specific location and proceeded with his DUI investigation.
Read the full report at The Spokesman-Review.