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Three More Persons Indicted in Vanderbilt Sex Crimes Case

8/16/2013


                                                          
August 16, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

          
The continuing investigation into a June 23rd sexual assault of a Vanderbilt University co-ed in a campus dormitory today resulted in the indictment of three additional persons, Vanderbilt student and Commodore wide receiver Chris Boyd and two California men.
          
Boyd, 21, is charged with one felony count of being an accessory after the fact.  He is essentially accused of taking part in an attempted cover up of the sexual assault through his advice to certain defendants who were indicted last week.  Boyd’s representatives have been made aware of the indictment.  He is expected to surrender.  Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier set Boyd’s bond at $25,000.
          
Miles Joseph Finley, 19, of Bermuda Dunes, California, and Joseph Dominick Quinzio, 20, of Palm Desert, California, are charged with one felony count each of tampering with evidence.  Finley and Quinzio are acquaintances of defendant Brandon Vandenburg.  They are alleged to have tampered with certain electronic evidence in this case.  Both were of keen interest to lead Sex Crimes Detective Jason Mayo and Detective Chad Gish, a skilled police department electronics expert, during their investigative visit to California in late July.
The Riverside County (California) Sheriff’s Office, which provided important assistance to Nashville detectives in July, took Finley into custody a short time ago.  Finley fled after seeing deputies outside his house, but was quickly apprehended.  The search is continuing in California for Quinzio.  They will be held as fugitives wanted by the State of Tennessee.  Judge Dozier set their bonds at $150,000 each.
          
“Today’s indictment reflects the hundreds of law enforcement hours that have gone into this case thus far, and the absolute seriousness of this entire matter,” Chief Steve Anderson said.  “I also reiterate that this investigation, as District Attorney General Torry Johnson said last week, remains open and active.  We are looking at all persons who may have been involved in this event, before, during and after the fact.  Additional charges cannot be ruled out.”
          
Chief Anderson commended the diligent work and compassion of Detectives Mayo, Gish and Sex Crimes Sergeant Mike Shreeve, who continue to work with, and on behalf of, the 21-year-old victim in this case.

                                                            
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Miles Joseph Finley, 19

Miles Joseph Finley, 19