A former Sacred Heart University student, accused of making up rape allegations against two football players to gain sympathy from a prospective boyfriend, was denied a pretrial probation program Friday. “This kind of false report is lethal to all true victims,” Superior Court Judge Maureen Dennis stated in denying accelerated rehabilitation for 19-year-old Nikki Yovino. “Her actions altered two lives in a significant way. If not for the extraordinary efforts involved in this investigation, the lives of these two young men could have been altered much more severely.”
ctpost.com By Daniel Tepfer
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Liberty University says a reported abduction and sexual assault in September was not true. On September 28, LU released a statement saying that a student was sexually assaulted after being offered a ride to her dorm…After further investigation, LU officials say there was no abduction by a stranger or otherwise.
wset.com by Catherine Doss
Liberty University and the accuser at the heart of three Title IX and defamation lawsuits have filed responses in court, denying the merits of the claims brought by three former Flames football players. In her legal response, the accuser denied having a sexual relationship with the men before the alleged assaults but acknowledged she communicated with and had sexual encounters with all three men in “an effort to take back control as a victim” in the months following the incident in August 2015.
This week a federal judge tossed a lawsuit filed by a former Colgate University student who was expelled over three alleged sexual assaults. The student, who was able to sue without using his real name, was thrown out of Colgate in 2015 as a senior. A conduct board found that he had sexually assaulted three women during his freshman year.
syracuse.com By Julie McMahon