Journey drummer, facing rape charge, ordered to treatment

FILE - This Sunday, June 14, 2015 file booking photo provided by the Marion County Sheriff's office taken shows Deen Castronovo, drummer for rock band Journey, in Salem, Ore. Castronovo sat in jail Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic violence arrest. (Marion County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
FILE - This Sunday, June 14, 2015 file booking photo provided by the Marion County Sheriff's office taken shows Deen Castronovo, drummer for rock band Journey, in Salem, Ore. Castronovo sat in jail Tuesday, June 30, 2015, after being indicted on a rape charge two weeks after his domestic violence arrest. (Marion County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will have to wear an ankle monitoring device and go directly to drug treatment when he is released from jail as he awaits trial on rape and other felony charges.

KATU-TV reports that Marion County Judge Thomas Hart issued the stipulations for Castronovo at a court hearing Friday.

Castronovo, 50, was arrested June 14 on misdemeanor assault and menacing, then released on bail and ordered not to contact the alleged victim. A grand jury later returned more serious charges, including rape. Castronovo was jailed again after authorities said he called and texted the woman with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.

In court on Friday, Castronovo blamed drug addiction for his actions.

The judge set bail at $200,000. Castronovo’s attorney expects him to remain in treatment until his trial in October.

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