Teen pleads not guilty in pizza delivery rape
A 17-year-old pleaded not guilty today to charges of allegedly kidnapping and raping a pizza delivery driver in Antioch last month, a Contra Costa County prosecutor said.
Antioch resident Darrion Miles Jr. is charged with kidnapping for the purposes of committing sexual assault, kidnapping for the purposes of committing a robbery, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, forcible oral copulation, forcible digital penetration, robbery in the second degree and making terrorist threats.
Miles is being held in a juvenile detention facility on $6,475,000 bail. Senior Deputy District Attorney Bruce Flynn said his office is charging Miles as an adult because of the serious nature of the crime. Miles is accused of forcing the pizza delivery driver into her car at gunpoint in the 2800 block of Bluebell Circle at about 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 8.
Police said Miles and the woman then drove to an undisclosed location, where he raped her. After he let her go, she immediately called police, Flynn said. Miles was arrested later that day. Prosecutors and police later said the gun may have been a replica. Either way, Flynn said the victim believed the gun was real.
Miles waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing today, Flynn said. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 12 to set a date for a preliminary hearing. Miles’s attorney, Deputy Public Defender Jermel Thomas, was not immediately available to comment on the case.