The Journey drummer had been arrested earlier this month for domestic violence related charges involving his wife, but now the D.A. has added new charges — rape, sexual abuse, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon.
According to local news site KOIN6, it’s not clear if the new charges are related to the incident that led to his earlier arrest, however, the drummer has now been charged with “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.”
Castronovo is being held without bail in Marion County, Oregon.
Journey booted Castronovo from its tour following his initial arrest.
Following the drummer’s arrest, Journey announced that Omar Hakim would fill in for Castronovo on the band’s upcoming U.S. tour dates.
“We have made the decision to have Omar Hakim play drums for the band’s upcoming U.S. concerts (Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 20 and the Stadium of Fire in Provo, Utah on Saturday, July 4), as well as the band’s Canadian tour (July 6 – August 3), due to Deen Castronovo’s pending issues,” the band said in a statement on June 18. “We are very grateful to Omar filling in with his musical excellence.”
Castronovo is due in court Tuesday.
dTtechno reached out to a rep for Journey for comment.