California men charged in Vandy rape case released on bond - WKRN News 2

California men charged in Vandy rape case released on bond

Miles Finley, 19 Miles Finley, 19
Joseph Quinzio, 20 Joseph Quinzio, 20
Chris Boyd, 21 Chris Boyd, 21

The two California men connected to the alleged rape of an unconscious female on Vanderbilt University's campus in late June are now out on bond.

Miles Finley, 19, of Bermuda Dunes, California, and Joseph Dominick Quinzio, 20, of Palm Desert, California, were arrested on August 16 after a grand jury indictment.

They are each charged with one felony count of tampering with evidence in connection to the June 23 sexual assault of an unconscious 21-year-old female student in the Gillette House dormitory on Vanderbilt's campus.

Finley and Quinzio appeared in a Riverside County courtroom Thursday where a judge lowered their bonds to $15,000 each.

The men posted bond in court and were subsequently released from police custody.

According to The Desert Sun out of California, both Finley and Quinzio declined to wave extradition during the hearing and are due back in court on October 18 for a status hearing.

Metro police previously said Finley and Quinzio are acquaintances with California native Brandon Vandenburg, 20, who is also charged in the criminal case.

Vandenburg was dismissed from Vanderbilt's football team and suspended from the university in late June along with fellow teammates Cory Batey, Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie and Brandon Banks after the four men were accused of raping the female student.

Each is charged with five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery.

Vandenburg is additionally charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.

Batey, McKenzie and Banks are all free on bond.  Vandenburg's attorney told News 2 Tuesday night the family is working to raise enough money to post his bond, which is set at $350,000.

Chris Boyd, a wide receiver for Vanderbilt's football team, is accused of taking part in an attempted cover up of the June 23 sexual assault.

He was also indicted August 16 alongside Finley and Quinzio on one felony count of being an accessory after the fact.

Boyd was arrested the morning of August 17 and posted bond the same day.

All five Vanderbilt students were arraigned Wednesday and plead not guilty.

They are due back in court on September 19 for a discussion hearing.

*The Desert Sun contributed to this report.

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