Justice: False Rape Accuser Might Face Jail Time

In what may mark a major shift, a female college student who allegedly falsely accused two of her college’s football players of rape could serve five years in prison for evidence tampering, which is a felony.

On Tuesday, jury selection will commence in the case of Nikki Yovino, 19, who accused two Sacred Heart football players of raping her at an off-campus party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in October 2016. Testimony in the case is expected to commence on June 18.

Yovino was a student at Sacred Heart when she allegedly told police she had been raped in a basement bathroom, claiming the two men pulled her into the bathroom and held her down, taking turns sexually assaulting her.

But police have stated that she later acknowledged that the sex was consensual, and she had made up the story because she was worried another student would lose romantic interest in her, as WTNH reports.

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