Journey Drummer Held On Rape Charge
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is being held without bail in Marion County (Oregon) Jail on charges of rape, sexual abuse and assault.
Castronovo was initially arrested June 14 following a domestic disturbance call and booked on suspicion of assault, menacing, criminal mischief, unlawful use of a weapon and coercion. The Oregonian reports that the musician was released on bail but, during an investigation, police determined that the aforementioned more serious crimes were allegedly committed on June 8.
Castronovo was arrested again Monday after being indicted on the rape and abuse charges.
No word yet from Journey on the new charges, but Omar Hakim, who will take over drumming duties on some U.S. dates as well as their upcoming Canadian tour, which kicks off July 6, posted on the band's Facebook page, "Deen is an Amazing Drummer and a Super talented Singer, and my deepest prayers are with my brother in Drums! I've always loved this bands [sic] music from day one and I will do my very best to fill in until everything goes back to normal."