“She admitted that she made up the allegation of sexual assault against [the football players] because it was the first thing that came to mind and she didn’t want to lose [another male student] as a friend and potential boyfriend,” read the affidavit obtained by the newspaper. “She stated that she believed when [the other male student] heard the allegation it would make him angry and sympathetic to her.”
Yovino, who is from South Setauket, N.Y., was charged with falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Nikki Yovino was charged with falsely reported rape off an encounter she solicited She is charged with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence
The Connecticut Post quotes Yovino’ attorney, Mark Sherman as saying in a statement that he expects his client to plead not guilty at her arraignment on March 3. He said he has not been provided the police reports and video footage.
“The details of what happened here will come out at the appropriate time during the court process,” he said in the statement.
One of the football players has now been allowed readmission to the school without his scholarship, according to the Connecticut Post. He is no longer on the team.