Former SHU student arrested for making false rape accusation

Nikki Yovino (Photo: Bridgeport police)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)  –  A former Sacred Heart University student has been arrested for falsely accusing two males, one a football player at SHU at the time, of raping her.

Bridgeport Police have charged 18 year old Nikki Yovino with filing a false police report and tampering with evidence.

According to police, in October Yovino reported she had been sexually assaulted by two flack males at a house party.  Police say witness statements and evidence gathered at the time suggested that a sexual assault occurred.  However as the investigation continued new witness accounts, text messages and cell phone video contradicted her story.  She then admitted to having consensual sex with both males.

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