A Connecticut college student who claimed she was raped by two men during a party in 2016 and then later admitted to lying appeared to roll her eyes in court as one of the victims spoke about how the allegations ruined his life.
Nikki Yovino, 20, of South Setauket, New York, was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail after pleading guilty in June to misdemeanor charges of falsely reporting an incident and interfering with police.
Yovino went to Sacred Heart University in Fairfield when she reported being raped by two school football players at an off-campus party in Bridgeport in October 2016. But police said she later admitted making up the allegations so she wouldn't ruin a relationship with a potential boyfriend.
"My life will never be the same." Victim who was falsely accused of rape speaks out during sentencing of Nikki Yovino. pic.twitter.com/h89FZezudj— Marcus Solis (@MarcusSolis7) August 23, 2018
One of several eyerolls as judge sentences Nikki Yovino to a year in jail for falsely accusing two fellow Sacred Heart University students of rape in 2016. pic.twitter.com/uOcKp4QcQH— Marcus Solis (@MarcusSolis7) August 23, 2018