Nikki Yovino should go to jail for 20 years, not one year.
This is a mockery of the justice system and the fact she had the audacity to roll her eyes and smirk at the men she falsely accused of rape makes me sick to my stomach.
A former Connecticut college student who claimed she was raped by two men during an off-campus party in 2016 and then later admitted to lying appeared to roll her eyes in court as one of the victims spoke about how the allegations ruined his life.
Nikki Yovino, 20, of South Setauket, New York, was sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport Superior Court to one year in jail after pleading guilty in June to misdemeanor charges of falsely reporting an incident and interfering with police.
Yovino was attending Sacred Heart University in Fairfield when she reported being raped by two school football players at an off-campus party in Bridgeport in October 2016. But police said she later admitted making up the allegations so she wouldn’t ruin a relationship with a potential boyfriend.
The two students remained anonymous up until Thursday, when one of the men, Malik St. Hilaire, read a victim impact statement to the courtroom saying Yovino’s false claims got him expelled from school.
Law & Crime reports that Yovino smirked and appeared to roll her eyes repeatedly as St. Hilaire addressed the room.
Karma is going to catch up with her, because this is sick.
One of several eyerolls as judge sentences Nikki Yovino to a year in jail for falsely accusing two fellow Sacred Heart University students of rape in 2016. pic.twitter.com/uOcKp4QcQH
— Marcus Solis (@MarcusSolis7) August 23, 2018
‘I went from being a college student to sitting at home being expelled with no way to clear my name,’ St. Hilaire said. ‘I just hope she knows what she has done to me, my life will never be the same. I did nothing wrong, but everything has been altered because of this.’
Frank Riccio III, who is representing the football players, read a statement from the second man, who does not want to be identified. The man said he lost his football scholarship because of Yovino’s allegations and suffers from depression and anxiety.
‘She accused me of what I believe to be a horrendous, horrific crime out of her own selfish concerns,’ the unidentified student’s statement read, according to The Hour.
‘I lost my scholarship, my dream of continuing to play football and now I am in debt $30,000 and I’m simply trying to get ahead as best as I can.’
Unfortunately, because she has no money, there is no point in suing her, but she certainly should do every single day of her sentence and I just wish it could be more.
Flip the pages for her rolling her eyes on court and just being a horrible person.