Drummer of Journey accused of rape, other charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo is facing a slew of charges against him following an arrest earlier this month.

According to court documents, the charges include unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of menacing, one count of rape in the first degree, one count of sexual abuse in the second degree, four counts of assault in the fourth degree and one count of assault in the second degree, one count of coercion and one count of criminal mischief in the second degree.

He is expected in court in Salem on Tuesday for a plea hearing.

It is not confirmed if the charges stem from the same incident that landed him in jail earlier this month.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Salem police were called to Castronovo’s home on June 16. He reportedly refused to come out of the house, but once officers came inside he surrendered.

The incident was described as constituting domestic violence.

The drummer was originally booked on assault, coercion and menacing charges.

In 2012, he was also arrested in Salem for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

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