Local men connected to Vanderbilt rape case due in court

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - One of two Coachella Valley men indicted in connection with the alleged rape of an unconscious Vanderbilt University woman in a dormitory is due in a Riverside courtroom today for an extradition hearing.

Joseph Dominick Quinzio, 20, of Palm Desert, is being held without bail at the Southwest Detention Center, as is co-defendant Miles Joseph Finley, 19, of Bermuda Dunes. Finley is expected in court on Tuesday at the Larson Justice Center in Indio, according to jail and court records.

Both men were arrested by Riverside County sheriff's deputies on Friday near their homes on warrants issued in Tennessee charging them with felony counts of tampering with electronic evidence, according to Nashville police.

Finley and Quinzio are former teammates of Brandon Vandenburg, 20, an Indio native charged with aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg and three other men are accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious 21-year-old student on June 23.

Finley, Quinzio and Vandenburg all attended Xavier College Preparatory High School in Palm Desert and played football there, according to The Desert Sun.

Finley and Quinzio are among three people indicted Friday in Nashville, police there said. Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd, 21, is charged with one felony count of being an accessory after the fact, according to Nashville police.

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said Friday that detectives were looking at everyone who may have had some involvement in the rape, before, during and after the fact.

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