JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Charged With Rape

JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Charged With Rape

**UPDATE**: According to the Associated Press, Marion County Judge Audrey Broyles declined to set bail for JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo on Tuesday (June 30) after Deen was indicted by a grand jury on felony charges that include include assault, sexual abuse and unlawful use of a dangerous weapon.

Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail after prosecutors said the musician texted the victim 122 times and called her 35 times.

Castronovo reportedly admitted to the abuse in the texts and was described by Marion County Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Gardiner as "unstable" and a threat to the woman if he is released.

"In some of those messages he was screaming at her that he hated her, that she was ruining his life," Gardiner said.

A video report on Castronovo's court appearance from KOIN.com can be seen below.

The original article follows below.

According to TMZ.com, JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo has been indicted by a grand jury on a rape charge.

The 50-year-old rocker was arrested on June 14 in Salem, Oregon, on misdemeanor charges related to domestic violence. But now more charges have been added, including unlawful use of a weapon, rape and sexual abuse. He has been barred from having contact with the woman he allegedly assaulted.

The drummer was booked into the Marion County Jail without bail Monday night and is set to appear in court today (Tuesday, June 30) at 3 p.m.

JOURNEY has replaced Castronovo on its current tour by Omar Hakim.

Castronovo has been a member of JOURNEY since 1998, when he replaced Steve Smith.

The drummer was previously arrested in January 2012 for allegedly assaulting his former girlfriend. He was subsequently ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and attend anger-management classes as part of a plea deal.

A representative of Castronovo's claimed at the time that the altercation was "a misunderstanding that should not have been escalated to such a level in the first place."

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