The Connecticut lawyer for two members of the Michigan-based punk rock band Goddamn Gallows says she plans to take the rape accusations against her clients to trail.
New Haven lawyer Diane Polan says her clients, Quentin Price and Uriah Baker, insist they did not rape a fan at a house party in Orange, Polan claims the sex was consensual.
Twenty-nine year old Barker, of Lansing, Michigan, and Price, who sells merchandise for the band, were arrested in July after a woman claims she was raped while attending a private party after a concert in the area.
According to reports, after the band had played at Café Nine in New Haven, they attended a very small private party at a friend’s house in Orange.
Partygoers told police that no one knew the victim, who had arrived at the party uninvited.
Band member Courtney Kostrick said she began to flirt with many men at the party and she “was trying to have sex with everybody. She was grabbing dudes left and right.”
He said she pulled Baker and Price, 29, into a bathroom to have sex with them. He said after the encounter, the woman stayed around and continued to party with band.
The next day, police arrived at the house and began to question everyone.
Baker and Price were charged with first-degree sexual assault. They are free on $75,000 bail, but they are not allowed to leave Connecticut.
They are scheduled to appear in court on September 14.
The band continues to travel without its drummer.