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Posted by: MetalfanBlackness Dec 21 2004, 04:10 PM meld:

Satyricon Guitarists Charged With Rape, Face 10 Years In Prison

Satyricon guitarists Steinar Gundersen and A.O. Gronbech were arrested and charged in Canada for drugging and raping a woman in the band's tour bus after a concert in Toronto.

"I can confirm that the Norwegian consul in Toronto has been in contact with the arrestees, and followed up by, among other things, visiting them in jail and obtaining legal assistance," said Anne Lene Dale Sandstein, press officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to Norwegian TV 2 Nettavisen.

According to Canadian police, the crimes were committed after Satyricon had performed at the club Fun Haus in Toronto this past Tuesday (Dec. 14), reported the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet.

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Posted by: Alcaine Dec 21 2004, 06:56 PM
Hmmm, ik hoop wel dat het niet zo is, zou zonde zijn om talentvolle muzikanten hieraan kwijt te raken.

Posted by: MetalfanBlackness Jan 6 2005, 02:27 AM meld:

Satyricon guitarists released on bail; new court hearing to be scheduled

Satyricon guitarists Steinar Gundersen and Arnt Gronbech, who are charged with giving a fan a date-rape drug and sexually assaulting her in a tour bus following a Dec. 15 concert in Toronto, have been released from Canadian jail on bail of CAD $50,000 each (approx. $41,000).

The two guitarists, who are session/touring musicians and not full-time members of the band, are now back in Norway but have to return to Canada for a court hearing.

It has yet to be decided when a new court hearing will be held.

"It could take time. There has not yet been a date set," stated Ingvard Havnen, Norway's ambassador to Canada. "In the meantime, the investigation continues."

The Norwegian Consul General from Toronto, Eivind Hoff, represented the Norwegian embassy at the bail hearing, which took place last Thursday (Dec. 30).

"They intend to vigorously defend themselves on this, and they look forward to the opportunity to present all the relevant facts at the appropriate time in the appropriate forum," Toronto defense lawyer Jody Berkes had previously told the Toronto Star.

Gundersen, 34, and Gronbech, 27, have each been charged with administering a stupefying drug and sexual assault. A woman contacted police at 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 16, hours after the show at the FunHaus.

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