Death metal band members extradited to Wash., accused of kidnapping, rape

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Two members of a Polish death metal band arrested on charges of kidnapping a Washington state woman are in the process of being extradited to Spokane.

The Spokesman-Review reports the band's drummer, 27-year-old Michal Lysejkothe, and 35-year-old guitarist Waclaw Kieltyk, began the extradition process Monday when they were transported from a jail in Los Angeles County, according to Steven Graham, Lysejko's attorney.

The other two members of Decapitated, 31-year-old lead singer Rafal Piotrowski and 30-year-old bass player Hubert Wiecek, will be transported at a later date.

All four members also are suspected of raping the woman in the alleged incident after a show Aug. 31 but they have not been charged.

The alleged victim and her friend told Spokane police they attended the Aug. 31 show, ended up speaking with members of Decapitated and were invited to have drinks in the tour bus, court documents said.

Once on the bus, the women reported they began to feel uncomfortable, court documents said. One of the women went to use the bus' bathroom and was followed inside by a band member, court documents said.

The woman tried to push him away, "but he grabbed her arm and spun her around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom," court documents said.

"She saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her," court documents said.

The woman's friend told police she watched the band members rape the victim, court documents said.

The alleged victim told police that a band member helped her get dressed and carried her out of the bus, court documents said.

The woman walked away from the tour bus and called 911, court documents said. A police officer who picked her up and returned to the concert venue, but the tour bus was gone, court documents said.

The woman was examined at a hospital where she was found to have upper arm bruises consistent with being restrained and other injuries, the documents said.

Band members were later arrested in Southern California and interviewed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office detectives.

Lysejkothe told officers he did not know the women when shown a picture.

Graham said the band members would fight kidnapping charges and rape charges if those are filed as well, saying previously, "there's another side to this."

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