BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The case of a former Connecticut
college student accused of lying about being raped by two
university football players has been continued.
Former Sacred Heart University student Nikki Yovino was expected
to undergo a psychological evaluation so a judge could determine
whether she qualifies for a pretrial diversionary program.
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The Connecticut Post reported Friday that Yovino’s lawyer says
the evaluation wasn’t done because he was not allowed to be
present. The case was continued to Oct. 11.
The 19-year-old South Setauket, New York native accused two
Sacred Heart football players of sexually assaulting her during
an October party. The players said the sex was consensual.
Police say Yovino later admitted making up the allegations.
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Her lawyer has said she stood by her account that the two
players assaulted her.