Jennifer Millman

Woman Lies About Being Raped by 2 Football Players Over Fear of Losing Potential Lover: Police

A Long Island woman is facing charges after police say she lied about being raped by two football players from a Connecticut university due to fears a third student would lose romantic interest in her. 

Nikki Yovino, of South Setauket, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. 

The 18-year-old Yovino said two Sacred Heart University football players sexually assaulted her in a bathroom in October during an off-campus party. 

The men said it was consensual. 

Yovino's lawyer, Mark Sherman, tells The Connecticut Post his client stands by her original story.

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