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Leviathan's Jef Whitehead Reportedly Charged With Sexual Assault And Domestic Battery

The Chicago Tribune has reported that Jef Whitehead (a.k.a. Wrest of Leviathan, Krieg, and Nachtmystium) has been charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery. An excerpt from the report follows:

"Veterans of the tattoo world were trying to make sense of the allegations made against a renowned tattoo artist who Cook County prosecutors say used the tools of his trade to sexually assault his girlfriend after he slammed her head against a floor and choked her. Jef Whitehead, 42, was charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery Sunday and held on $350,000 bond after allegedly attacking his girlfriend.

"Prosecutors said an argument between the couple began about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home connected to a tattoo shop in the 1100 block of West Taylor Street. The woman was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center in fair to serious condition, said Quention Curtis, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. Her condition was not known Sunday. 'I've never known him to be violent to anyone — male or female,' Freddy Corbin said of Whitehead, whom he has known for more than 20 years.

"For the last three or four months, Whitehead has been traveling throughout the United States and parts of Europe on a tattooing tour, said Corbin, owner of Temple Tattoo in Oakland, Calif., where Whitehead has worked for three years."

No members of any of the band's Wrest is involved with have made any statements regarding the issue at this point in time. Additional details will be announced as they are made available.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

She'd better have those dishes done when he gets home.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cynic writes:

That's f***ed up man. Didn't even know he was a tattooist let alone a renowned one.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KickAssDuke writes:

Wait....

"prosecutors say used the tools of his trade to sexually assault his girlfriend"

....so did he tattoo her vag or butthole or something? That would be some crazy sh** if he did that.

NP - Animals As Leaders - Soraya

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalmayhem writes:

So much for two of my favorite black metal bands...leviathan and lurked of chalice.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianMN writes:

Ha!!!
That's nothing.
Three weirdos in WI just assaulted some lady with a live snake.
Good thing they didn't charge the snake, he wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 4:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Trendkill91 writes:

BrianMN - hahahaha. Well Done sir, Well Done!

This is pretty crazy. But it happens everyday to everyday people. Oh well. He probably tattooed an angry face over her ass, thats what caused him to go crazy and break stuff.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Trendkill91 writes:

" Don't look at me like that, hunny!" haha

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 5:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. b.bristowe writes:

Omg post 5 I really laughed out loud. I wanted to comment on how heinous a sexual assault with tattoo tools would be, but now I can't even bring myself to concentrate on anything but the snake!!!

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. CK writes:

These comments are extremely immature, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. This is not a joke or laughing matter by any means. Certainly not something that should be mocked by some internet thread. If any of you chuckleheads have sisters, female friends etc. think about if that were them, or your mother.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

what a fvcking disgusting example of human behavior...

string that fvckin piece of man sh!t up by his empty fvcking scrote, drive them inker pens deep into his eyes, and swing that haggard writhing carcass around the fvcking dungeon with all you fvcking got

and you make DAMN SURE he slams his goddamned skull a good few times on them hard walls

there is no place for such hideous creatures on this good Earth

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Fuck_A_Name writes:

lol. He said chuckleheads.

I dont see what charging a battery has to do with sexual assault. That just dont make no sense.

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. deathfreak writes:

hahahahaha that makes me laugh a bit in a weird way

# Jan 10, 2011 @ 11:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dying_Isis writes:

is this the same Leviathan the wrote "f***ing your ghost in chains of Ice" ? great band.

# Jan 11, 2011 @ 5:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blindgreed1 writes:

FAN: You misread. He was charged with a battery, the battery wasn't charged.

# Jan 11, 2011 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ancalagon the Black writes:

Jef is a friend, and I'm sure as the details come out it won't be quite as one-sided as it now seems...

# Jan 15, 2011 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. metalmagga writes:

Haha #11, nice. I think the real mystery here is why he was charging an aggravated battery, don't you?

# Jan 15, 2011 @ 8:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. k-knight writes:

she got what she deserved.females are scum and deserve to be treated so.being high and mighty on an internet board only makes you look like more of a childish poser.

# Jan 16, 2011 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Dasher10 writes:

Well K-Knight. Looks like soembody's on the sex offender registry.

# Jan 17, 2011 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. rudecnt writes:

theres always more too the story then printed..
im still trying to figure out how one sexually assaults another with tattoo equipment..

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. asp writes:

According to an article posted by the Chicago Sun Times early Sunday (January 9), the 42-year-old is accused of choking and beating his partner to the point of unconsciousness by banging her head against a wall in his tattoo parlour sometime in the early hours of January 8.

The woman claims that upon regaining consciousness, she discovered Whitehead had assaulted her with his tattoo equipment and a pair of scissors before being knocked out a second time. Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Tom McGuire notes that the woman then woke up in the street outside of the shop.

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. asp writes:

Above is from exclaim.ca
From Chicago Sun Times:

A tattoo artist raped his girlfriend using tattoo tools above a near West Side tattoo parlor, authorities allege.

Jef Whitehead, 42, allegedly choked and beat his 26-year-old girlfriend unconscious by banging her head against a wall above Taylor Street Tattoo and Piercing, 1150 W. Taylor, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

He also attacked her with a pair of scissors, it’s alleged.

When she regained consciousness she discovered she had been sexually assaulted with the tattoo tools, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Tom McGuire said.

Whitehead then allegedly knocked her out again, McGuire said. When the victim woke up she was in the street outside the parlor, he added.

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Josh_of_Doom writes:

Do the white trash live that far up in the north of the states.

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. chica writes:

No way Jef did this.

# Feb 3, 2011 @ 2:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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