Personally, I don’t think she should get a plea deal, she destroyed these young men lives, so she should get the maximum sentence.
The former Sacred Heart University student accused of making up rape allegations against two football players to gain sympathy from a prospective boyfriend learned Thursday that prosecutors want her to serve two years in prison.
Nikki Yovino appeared shocked as she sat on a bench with her mother in the crowded Golden Hill Street courthouse and listened as her lawyer, Mark Sherman, gave her the bad news.
Moments later the 19-year-old Yovino stood before Superior Court Judge Earl Richards as Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Craig Nowak told the judge he was offering Yovino a plea bargain of two years in prison, followed by three years’ probation.
On Oct. 15, police said the girl claimed the two men pulled her into a bathroom in the basement of a house off campus. Police said both men admitted having sex with Yovino, but said it was consensual. Police later questioned Yovino again after other students told police it appeared Yovino had gone willingly into the bathroom.
“She admitted that she made up the allegation of sexual assault against (the football players) because it was the first thing that came to mind and she didn’t want to lose (another male student) as a friend and potential boyfriend,” the affidavit states.
The reason she was shocked is because normally false accusations only get a slap on the wrist or no punishment at all.
Until the false accusers are given jail time, others will always falsely accuse.
That doesn’t just hurt men, but also women who have truly been victims of rape.