Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Against Michigan Rock Band

Sex crime charges have been dropped against two members of a Michigan punk rock band accused of first-degree sexual assault. Representatives of the men stated that although the men are happy, their lives were still “turned upside down” by the wrongful accusation and incarceration.

If you have been charged with any sex crime, it is important to contact an experienced Michigan criminal sexual conduct lawyer immediately to protect your rights and your future.

Here, members of the punk rock band Goddamn Gallows went to a friend’s house for a party following a show in Connecticut. An uninvited woman came to the party and had consensual sex with the two men. She subsequently charged the men with rape, for which they spent three weeks in jail. One of the men, Urian Baker of Lansing, Michigan was unable to leave Connecticut and return to his Michigan home to work for several months.

Unfortunately, false accusations are far too common in sex crimes cases. The law only requires an allegation be made – as a result, an individual may be convicted of a criminal sexual conduct offense without any physical evidence or supporting evidence. Over zealous prosecutors and law enforcement officials often proceed with charges despite little evidence – turning the lives of the accused upside down and creating a significant injustice for those facing wrongful charges.


At the Michigan sex crimes defense firm of Grabel & Associates, we believe finding the true motivation behind an accusation of sexual misconduct may be one of the most important components of a successful defense.

For more information, or if you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, contact our dedicated Michigan criminal sexual conduct defense lawyers for immediate attention.