Drummer for Journey in jail on rape charges in Oregon

Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:29pm EDT
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By Shelby Sebens

PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was in jail in Oregon on Tuesday on charges of rape and sexual assault, court officials said.

Castronovo made an afternoon court appearance where a Marion County Circuit Judge did not set bail for his release, court officials said.

Castronovo, of Salem, Oregon, is charged with rape, assault and unlawful use of a weapon stemming from his arrest in an alleged domestic violence incident on June 14, the Statesman Journal newspaper reported.

Another hearing was set for Wednesday morning for Castronovo, 50, who was arrested on Monday, according to the county prosecutor’s office.

Journey's best-known songs include "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Who's Crying Now" from the early 1980s.

Castronovo faced charges in 2012 of harassment and reckless endangerment after an alleged domestic incident at his home, according to the Statesman Journal.

His attorney could not be reached for comment.

The rock band replaced Castronovo with drummer Omar Hakim shortly after his arrest this month.

(Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Peter Cooney)

Journey band members (L-R) Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon, Arnel Pineda, Deen Castronovo, and Ross Valory pose together after performing on NBC's Today Show in New York July 29, 2011.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson