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California Man Charged In Vandy Rape Case Surrenders

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of the two California men charged in connection with the Vanderbilt University rape investigation surrendered at police headquarters Friday.

Metro Police said Miles Joseph Finley voluntarily traveled from California to Nashville. Finley along with 20-year-old Joseph Quinzio were indicted in August on one count of tampering with evidence.

Quinzio was still awaiting extradition in California.

Finley and Quinzio were friends of rape defendant and former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg.

Police said they tampered with certain electronic evidence pertaining to the sexual assault investigation.

Finley and Quinzio were of interest to Metro Detectives during their investigative visit to Riverside County, California, in late July.

Vandenburg, Cory Batey, Brandon Banks, and Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie were indicted August 9 on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg was also charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of unlawful photography.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the four defendants raped an unconscious victim inside Vandenburg's room at his Gillette House dorm in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 23.

The university was made aware of the situation when officials observing the dorm's hallway surveillance recordings for an unrelated situation saw concerning behavior by the defendants.

Vanderbilt dismissed the players June 29 and kicked them off campus pending the investigation by the Metro Nashville Police Department's sex crimes unit.

All four, who remain free on bond, were scheduled for a routine hearing in the case September 19, but it was postponed to October 16.

In September, former Commodore wide receiver Chris Boyd pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit accessory after the fact, a misdemeanor.

The initial charge against him was a felony. If he completes probation, his record will be cleared.

As part of the plea, he will also cooperate with prosecutors to help build the case against the four former football players charged with rape.

Boyd was later dismissed from the football team.

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