Nikki Yovino’s False Rape Claim Goes to Trial

A former Sacred Heart University student, accused of making up rape allegations against two football players to gain sympathy from a perspective boyfriend, rejected a plea agreement for the second time Wednesday. Yovino claimed she was raped in 2016, by the two young men in a bathroom during an off-campus party. However, pressed three months later about inconsistencies in her statement, police said Yovino admitted she had made the allegations up. Yovino is charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. By Daniel Tepfer

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