Woman Who Got Two F-Ball Players Kicked Out of School With False Rape Allegations Gets Offered a Plea Deal

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Nikki Yovino, who claimed she had been raped by two Sacred Heart University students after a football party found herself under arrest back in February after police said she made up the story and fabricated evidence.

Those two football players had their lives turned upside down as they were both kicked out of school.

“The former Sacred Heart University student accused of making up rape allegations against two football players to gain sympathy from a prospective boyfriend learned Thursday that prosecutors want her to serve two years in prison.

Nikki Yovino appeared shocked as she sat on a bench with her mother in the crowded Golden Hill Street courthouse and listened as her lawyer, Mark Sherman, gave her the bad news.

Moments later the 19-year-old Yovino stood before Superior Court Judge Earl Richards as Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Craig Nowak told the judge he was offering Yovino a plea bargain of two years in prison, followed by three years’ probation.

On Oct. 15, police said the girl claimed the two men pulled her into a bathroom in the basement of a house off campus. Police said both men admitted having sex with Yovino, but said it was consensual. Police later questioned Yovino again after other students told police it appeared Yovino had gone willingly into the bathroom.

“She admitted that she made up the allegation of sexual assault against (the football players) because it was the first thing that came to mind and she didn’t want to lose (another male student) as a friend and potential boyfriend,” the affidavit states.”

Nikki Yovino has been out on $50,000 bond since February.

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