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.