Journey's Deen Castronovo Charged With Rape (A Top Story)
The Statesman Journal reports Castronovo was arrested on a grand jury indictment on Monday in Salem with an upgraded list of charges that now includes five counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of first-degree rape, two counts of menacing, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of second-degree assault, one count of second-degree sex abuse, one count of coercion, one count of second-degree criminal mischief, and three counts of contempt of court.
Castronovo was originally charged with fourth-degree assault, coercion and menacing in the early morning incident. The drummer was arraigned in court on Tuesday while wearing a suicide smock and held without bail after Marion County Circuit Judge Audrey Broyles said he was a threat to the victim; the alleged abuse took place between April 25, 2015, and June 29, 2015.
According to Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardiner, Castronovo sent 122 text messages to the victim and called her 35 times since his release on June 15.
"The texts ranged from threats to kill himself, that she hates him, that he hates her," said Gardiner. "They were sorrowful and vengeful - several also said he wanted to see her suffer for what 'she has done,' to him."
Gardiner said if bail was set he would violate his release agreement again. Read more - here.
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