The 15-year-old teenager arrested last week for allegedly raping a San Luis Obispo woman in her home near Cal Poly pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Monday.
Oillie Rayshawn Tinoco appeared before Judge Teresa Estrada-Mullaney at an arraignment hearing Monday morning.
Tinoco is being charged as an adult in San Luis Obispo Superior Court on three charges: rape, forcible oral copulation and penetration by a foreign object with force. Two enhancements — being engaged in a residential burglary and kidnapping — are also attached to the charges, which could lead to a longer sentence if he is found guilty.
He pleaded not guilty to all three felony charges and the enhancements.
Tinoco, who is thin and stands about 5 foot 5 inches tall, stood quietly next to defense attorney Linden Mackaoui during the arraignment, often casting his eyes on the wall next to him.
Deputy District Attorney Craig Van Rooyen has filed charges against Tinoco as an adult as required under a state proposition that California voters passed in 2000. It mandated youths 14 and older be tried as adults for charges of murder or specified sex crimes, such as rape.
Tinoco also faces multiple charges in the juvenile court system for up to six residential burglaries that San Luis Obispo detectives connected to him.
In one of those burglaries, a homeowner was attacked but fought off the assailant.
Tinoco is being held without bail at the county Juvenile Services Center.
Investigators say that the teenager does not have a permanent residence in the area but was “couch surfing” at various friends’ houses for the past several weeks.
He is scheduled to return to court Monday for a pre-preliminary hearing. The preliminary hearing, in which the prosecution must show enough evidence to warrant a trial, is scheduled for Oct. 6.
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