Latest News

Teen destroys careers of 2 football players by making up story about being raped after having consensual sex with them

By Mason White 1:29 PM February 24, 2017
Nikki Yovino
Nikki Yovino
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A teenager destroyed the careers of two football players after making up a story about being raped by them several times, according to police in Connecticut.

Bridgeport police said that they have arrested Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, New York, after being accused of filing a police report, claiming that two high school football players raped her several times in a basement.

Yovino has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

She was booked into jail, and her bail has been set at $5,000.

The teen’s lawyer, Mark Sherman, said that Yovino stands by her story about being raped.

According to the criminal complaint, on October 15 of last year, police officers responded to St. Vincent’s Medical Center on a report of a sexual assault.

The alleged victim, Yovina, reported that she was sexually assaulted by two black males while at a house party on Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport.

The assault was reported to have occurred in a basement bathroom at the home.

Yovino was a Sacred Heart University (SHU) student at the time of this complaint, and one of her alleged assailants was also a student and football player at SHU.

The second male was a former SHU student. Detectives conducted a thorough investigation and met several times with SHU administrators.

Initial statements from witnesses and evidence recovered from the scene suggested that a sexual assault had occurred. As a result of the allegations, the two football players dropped out of the team.

As the investigation continued, the case detective received more information that contradicted Yovino’s statements to police.

This information included new witness accounts, text messages and cell phone video. Yovino was confronted with this evidence, and admitted that she did have consensual sex with both males.

Probable cause existed to charge Yovino with filing a false report and tampering with evidence. A warrant was prepared by detectives, and signed by a Superior Court judge.

Yovino was informed of the warrant for her arrest and turned herself into police on February 21.