BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut college student
accused of lying about being raped by two university football
players has been offered a plea deal.
A judge on Monday set a Jan. 10 date for Nikki Yovino to accept
or reject the offer.
Defense attorney Ryan O’Neill says the deal’s details will
remain confidential until then.
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The 19-year-old New York native accused two Sacred Heart
football players of sexually assaulting her during an October
2016 party. The players said the sex was consensual.
Police say Yovino later admitted making up the allegations
because she was worried another student would lose romantic
interest in her when he found out about the sexual encounter.
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A judge last month denied Yovino access to a probation program
that would have led to a dismissal of the charges.