Deen Castronovo: Journey drummer indicted with rape charge
Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested June 14 in Salem, Oregon for domestic violence of an unidentified woman—and now the musician has had additional charges brought against him on Monday, including rape in the first degree and sexual abuse, a spokesperson for the Salem police department tells EW.
Castronovo is expected to appear in court today, the spokesperson said. Earlier this month, he was arrested on domestic violence charges and was released on bail. The musician violated the terms of his release agreement, which typically forbids contact with the victim, the spokesperson tells EW, and he was subsequently arrested on June 29.
Castronovo has been replaced in Journey by drummer Omar Hakim, who will be performing in Castronovo’s place for the group’s July 4 show in Utah and Canadian tour, a rep for Journey tells EW.
TMZ was the first to report the news.