Nikki Yovino, a former Connecticut college student was discovered lying about being raped by two football students. Now, a judge has given her a plea deal that is likely to result in her being sent to prison for two years.
In February, Yovino was charged with falsely reporting an incident and tampering with evidence. Police revealed that Yovino made up the rape story last October to gain the sympathy of a prospective boyfriend because she worried he would lose romantic interest in her when it became known she had sex with two football players in a bathroom during an off-campus party.
The Daily Mail reports:
The players told police they had consensual sex with Yovino and were eventually cleared in the case.
Facing a disciplinary hearing stemming from Yovino’s allegations, the football players chose to drop out of Scared Heart to avoid a potential expulsion, reported the Connecticut Post.
During Thursday’s hearing, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Craig Nowak told the judge he was offering Yovino a plea deal under which she will spend two years behind bars, followed by three years’ probation.
Judge Earl Richards called the offer ‘a good one considering the serious allegations’ before scheduling the next hearing for June 26.
Attorney Agustin Sevillano, who has been representing the football players, told The Post it has been ‘a nightmare for them.’
Yovino told police in October that she attended a football club party at Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport where she was allegedly pulled into a restroom by the two men who took turns raping her.
‘I don’t want to be in here, I don’t want to do anything. My friends are waiting for me outside, let me go outside,’ police said she told them.
The two athletes maintained they did, in fact, have sex with Yovino, but said the act was consensual.
Other students who were at the party later confirmed to police that Yovino was seen following the two men into the bathroom willingly.