White Woman Gets One Year In Jail After Lying About Being Raped By Two Black Athletes
A white woman who lied about being raped by two black athletes had her day in court. According to The Hour, Nikki Yovino was sentenced to a year in jail on August 23rd.
Yovino, a Sacred Heart University student, said she was raped by two black athletes who also attend her school at an off-campus party back in October of 2016. The sex with the two players was consensual, but Yovino lied and said when she was raped in an attempt to gain sympathy from a love interest three months after the encounter.
The 19-year-old had alleged she was pulled into a bathroom in the basement and violated by the two men.
At first, she was charged with felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor falsely reporting an incident. After making a plea deal, she pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, including to two counts of second-degree falsely reporting an incident and one count of interfering with police.
During her sentencing, one of the athletes, Malik St. Hilaire spoke about the affect her false allegations had on his college career.
“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.”
The second athlete who was accused decided not to appear in court and his name has not been disclosed. Frank Riccio II, who is St. Hilaire’s lawyer as well as the other unidentified athlete in the case’s lawyer, read his statement.
“The last almost two years have been definitely my most difficult of my life,” the statement read. “The roller-coaster of emotions: fear, anger, sadness, embarrassment, depression, anxiety and the list goes on. She accused me of what I believe to be a horrendous, horrific crime out of her own selfish concerns. 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.”
As the statements were read, Yovino showed zero remorse. She rolled her eyes and smirked as St. Hilaire read his statement.
“I just hope you spend the time reflecting on what you did,” Superior Court Judge William Holden told Yovino.