“faces up to six years in prison if convicted of both felony and misdemeanor charges”
If there were more real consequences like this, you would see far less false accusations.
The College Fix reports:
Former student faces six years in prison for falsely reporting rape, tampering with evidence
A year ago we told you about a Sacred Heart University student who was charged with falsely reporting an incident and “tampering with or fabricating physical evidence” in an alleged rape she reported to police.
Nikki Yovino, now 20, now faces up to six years in prison if convicted of both felony and misdemeanor charges.
Connecticut Post reports she will be tried starting June 18 by two female prosecutors, who met with the judge and Yovino’s attorney Tuesday to set a trial schedule. Jury selection starts June 4.
Police said that three months after reporting she was raped by two football players in a bathroom at a party, she admitted to the same motivation that drove Jackie Coakley to falsely report being gang-raped at a University of Virginia fraternity:
“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,” according to the arrest warrant affidavit. “She stated that she believed when (the other male student) heard the allegation it would make him angry and sympathetic to her.”
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