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Top 10 Worst Crimes Committed by Black Metal Musicians

Posted on February 17, 2011

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6. Jef Whitehead Charged with Sexually Assaulting Girlfriend with Tattoo Gun

Number 6 is this list's most recent crime, which was allegedly committed in January of this year. According to the Chicago Sun Times, multi-instrumentalist Jef Whitehead (Lurker of Chalice, Leviathan) was accused of raping his girlfriend using tattoo tools while working as a guest artist at Taylor Street Tattoo in Chicago. (Update: Whitehead was cleared of all charges and sentenced to two years probation) Jef Whitehead, 42, allegedly choked and beat his 26-year-old girlfriend unconscious by banging her head against a wall in the early hours of Saturday, January 8th. When she regained consciousness and discovered she had been sexually assaulted with the tattoo tools, Whitehead then allegedly knocked her out again. When Whitehead's girlfriend regained consciousness once again, she found herself lying the street outside the parlor. A heavily-bearded and tattooed Whitehead was dressed all in black as he appeared before Judge Israel Desierto Sunday morning, wearing a hooded sweater with the words "Stop the Madness" printed on it, he was ordered to be held on bail of $350,000. He has yet to be convicted or sentenced.

Whitehead, aka "Wrest", is a highly regarded black metal musician who collaborated with Nachtmystium and Sunn O))), and is a member of the band Twilight alongside Aaron Turner (Isis), N.Imperial (Krieg), Blake Judd (Nachtmystium), Stavros Giannopolous (The Atlas Moth), and Sanford Parker (Minsk).

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