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Former College Student Faces Prison Time for Falsely Reporting Rape

Former College Student Faces Prison Time for Falsely Reporting Rape

“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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There’s no real consequence yet.

Six years seems right. She could be out in 2-4 with good behavior. She should also be required to write a letter of apology to the football players.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to kjon. | May 5, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Yea, except she will probably never see the inside of a cell even if convicted.

Perhaps it’s about time for something more drastic, say a class action lawsuit on behalf of all current and former male students against the worst of these colleges for curtailment of our constitutionally-protected right of due process.

Unknown3rdParty | May 6, 2018 at 8:33 am

I disagree.

Six years for a false claim? Were the accused actually guilty, how many years would the person get? That, and their life is irretrievably changed. They spend their time trying to get appeals heard until they finally find somebody who believes them, pursues it, gets them out, etc.

A false claim of rape should get nothing more OR less than the same number of years the accused would have received. And since that depends on other factors, it could be decades … 10, 15, 20 years.

Is Larry Flynt still hiring?