BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut university student
accused of lying about being raped by two university football
players is seeking to have the charges against her dismissed.
The Connecticut Post reports former Sacred Heart University
student Nikki Yovino filed an application in court Friday saying
she’s suffering from a psychiatric disability.
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The 19-year-old New York native will undergo a psychological
evaluation. A judge will decide whether she qualifies for a
pretrial diversionary program. If she qualifies and completes
that program she could have the charges dismissed.
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Prosecutors say they’ll contest Yovino’s request. They
previously offered her a plea deal with a two-year prison
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Yovino accused two Sacred Heart football players of sexually
assaulting her during an October party. The players said the sex
was consensual. Police say Yovino later admitted making up the