A teen who accused two football players at Sacred Heart University
of raping her at a party last year has confessed to lying about the
Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, New York, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or
fabricating physical evidence, according to the Connecticut Post,
after recanting her story of the attack.
The university told Dailymail.com that the accused men never had
their scholarships revoked and were never expelled.
Both men have now been cleared.
Yovino told police at the hospital in October that she attended a
football club party at Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport where she was
allegedly pulled in by the two men who took turns raping her.
'I don’t want to be in here, I don’t want to do anything. My friends
are waiting for me outside, let me go outside,' police said she told
The two athletes said they did in fact have sex with Yovino, but
said the act was consensual.
Detective Walberto Cotto Jr. spoke to students who were at the party
who said the teen had gone into the bathroom with the football
Another witness said he overheard Yovino telling the men she wanted
to have sex with them, the affidavit obtained by the Post states.
Yovino confessed after Cotto Jr pressed the girl on the
inconsistencies of her story.
She admitted that she fabricated the rape incident to get sympathy
from a prospective boyfriend.