A former Sacred Heart University student that, to gain sympathy from a prospective boyfriend, made false rape allegations against two footballers, could serve up to two years in prison.

According to The Connecticut Post, Nikki Yovino had claimed that two footballers repeatedly raped her in a basement at an off-campus party.

It was only months later, after both players were kicked off the team and academically suspended from the university that Yovino reportedly confessed to making the whole thing up.

Yovino, who surrendered to police, was released after posting $150,000 bond.

“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 police arrest warrant stated.

“She stated that she believed when (the other male student) heard the allegation, it would make him angry and sympathetic to her.”

Yovino pictured with her attorney (Image via Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media)

Detective Walberto Cotto Jr wrote in the affidavit that one of the players “lost a year of NCAA sports eligibility and his Division 1 NCAA football scholarship.” The other player also allegedly lost his scholarship.

Sacred Heart ended up disputing some of the assertions.

“The Federal Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act prevents us from providing information about specific students. However, I can say that some of the early information that was released is inaccurate,” the universities communications director Deb Noack said in a statement.

“Sacred Heart never expelled the two students nor was any student stripped of scholarships because of any allegations.”

“Whenever there is any kind of incident at Sacred Heart University, we go to great lengths to ensure due process for all parties involved,” Noack said. “The way that this particular case is playing out certainly demonstrates the validity of our procedures.”

One of the footballers has reportedly returned to the university with the intention of putting this incident behind him.

As for Yovino, Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Craig Nowak told Superior Court Judge Earl Richards that he was offering her two years in prison, followed by three years probation as part of a plea bargain.

“I think the offer is a good one considering the serious allegations in the case,” said the judge. June 26 is when the case will be continued and Yovino will have to make her decision.

Yovino has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

She has left Sacred Heart University.

Source:
Connecticut Post

  • Bawk Bawkbagawk

    I am sure that if they put their backs into it, the cops could pile on a few more charges to guarantee that her eventual and inevitable plea deal would have to include some jail time.

  • JasonRMJ (جاسون)

    WOW…..way to ruined your life…..

  • freenclear

    Stupid cunt. Those two men should sue the living shit out of her. And make her pay restitution for the next 20 years.

    • Judy Wright

      Absolutely should sue her for what they went through.

  • Knights Hawk

    She should be liable for the combined sentence that the men could have received.

    • ArmedPatriot

      EXACTLY!
      Falsely accuse someone and you get the max sentence they would have if convicted.
      Its the ONLY way to stop these bullshit false allegations.

  • James Lipton

    Awww… But she didn’t want to lose her friend and potential boyfriend. Can’t we forgive this poor girl?

    • BooBooBaby

      Ya, after she pays!

  • Mike

    Good luck getting hired, regardless of whether you get jail time or not.

  • Chris Lamparello

    How does this woman sleep at night?

    • Flo

      with a couple of guys

  • M&M

    she should be treated for mental health issues too

  • Pearlbuck

    This is tricky, because despicable bitches like this should be encouraged to admit when they lie about rape. I worry that a prison sentence sends the message to lying cunts that they should never, ever ‘fess up.

    • Luckylucylou

      Women shouldn’t be able to get away with ruining a man’s life anymore than one man should able to frame another man for a crime. The difference is a woman can claim that a felony has been committed without any evidence of there being a crime. It is going to get to the point that only with physical evidence such as tearing, bruising, etc will a woman be believed. If she bathes or waits until the next day, even if a real victim, she is out of luck. Then we can all thank these liars.

      • Pearlbuck

        I think the only thing we disagree on is tactics. If this woman knew for sure that she would be facing prison if she confessed, might she not have simply refused to ever confess? And if she maintained that she was raped, she would have been supported by the usual suspects. I think these lying scum should be encouraged to confess.

        • DaisyToo

          If she knew she would be facing prison for lying, falsely alleging rape, perhaps she wouldn’t have committed the crime in the first place.

  • Brett D.

    Let’s say that the players did lose a scholarship… could you imagine how damaging that can be, especially if you are in a competitive sport and lose an entire year? Good on the DA for pressing charges. I’m not sure 2 years in prison is enough, but it is a start.

    Lastly, this is a PERFECT EXAMPLE of why there needs to be a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Universities should stand behind this same principle and allow the justice system to determine guilt.

  • ShikokuPrincess91

    When I lived in America I was held against a wall in an empty classroom and almost raped by a black male teacher. I was saved by a black girl teacher who came in a screamer at him. He was already wanted for child support and sexual assault in another state. Another teacher came out and said he was always touching her. He died of cancer while in jail waiting for a trial.

    He said I made it up, even with the other witness. What if he had succeeded with no witness?

    Every time one of these whores lie about being raped they allow another woman’s rapist to get away, because it’s the fakers who make it so no one believes. And how could they believe, with all the faking these girls are going these days. Sick!

    • GB66

      You can thank feminism for all these college campus rape hoaxes, and the hysteria surrounding the issue.

      • ShikokuPrincess91

        Yes. It’s a total fraud. But it will destroy these girls.
        They will miss the boat on a good man because they think some boring job will save them! As if a job was better than having a baby. That right there makes me more convinced that only men should vote in advanced countries.

    • Luckylucylou

      So very sorry for what you went through. And, you are exactly right. Every time one of these women with false allegations screams out, it puts someone like you in jeopardy. It sickens me that these women use rape claims as a means to get attention, retaliation, revenge, or whatever other sick motive they have while women who have actually been sexually assaulted are treated as liars b/c of them.

      • ShikokuPrincess91

        Exactly. Thank you for saying so.
        It’s really strange to me. I’ve only been made to feel unsafe by a certain “demographic” as you Americans say, but I keep reading about rich university students being threats for rape. Why is that? Is it just regret for these girls? Maybe they do rape women. But when I was in college all those white guys were nice to me and I dated several. A little confusing if you ask me!

    • Tobi Alafin

      Explains your attitude towards blacks. I give you my condolences.

  • RaymondSims

    So it looks like dick messes with a woman’s mind like pussy messes with a man’s

  • anna

    My ex boyfriend ran a train on some girl in high school. She had a boyfriend and he found out about it, so she cried wolf and accused them of rape. Her parents got the police involved and my ex was so scared that he would end up in jail. During the investigation, he showed them a text message that she sent him the day after the supposed rape, where she said that she had fun and had gotten home safe with a smiley face. The police concluded that if he had actually raped her, she never would have sent a message like that.
    Lucky for him.

    Here’s a message to all girls thinking of pulling this BS
    Don’t bother, you will be found out and you will be punished. You are ruining the lives of innocent men, and tarnishing the image of actual rape victims. You are hurting the chances of women being believed when they are actually the victim of sexual assault, and the reason they have a hard time getting justice. You are actual pieces of shit, and you should seek psychiatric help.

  • GB66

    Listen and Believe.

  • The R.H. Deplorable

    c u next tuesday

  • Isa Guy

    Good.

  • DaisyToo

    She did to those men (and to a lesser extent her hopeful boyfriend) what the Democrats are trying to do to Trump.

    She belongs in the prison equivalent of GITMO.

    • Just_Plain_Jim

      Or Devil’s Island

  • She ruined people’s entire lives and can only get 2 years? If you make false rape accusations you should do the max time allowed for rape. You tried to put someone else in that hell for your own benefit, so why shouldn’t you suffer what you tried to pin on someone else?

  • Kevin

    all women should be raped and killed!

    • Tobi Alafin

      No they shouldn’t.

  • JC

    We need a database for false rape accusers and false sexual assault victims. They have one for sex offenders, let’s make one for false sex offense plaintiffs.

  • Beeftasticus

    Why is there no charge for the attempt to ruin 2 innocent lives? What a worthless cunt

  • Flo

    good

  • Alan Keefe

    now she can get raped in prison, for real

  • kennybaird

    LOCK HER ASS UP!!!