Connecticut: Woman Pleads Guilty in False Rape Case

BRIDGEPORT - A Long Island woman accused of making up rape allegations against two Sacred Heart University football players to curry favor with a prospective boyfriend was sent to prison Tuesday.Jury selection was about to begin in the case when 19-year-old Nikki Yovino instead decided to accept a plea deal that could mean she will serve a year in prison.The case that had charged up the community ended in a whimper. Yovino agreed to plead guilty before Superior Court Judge Maureen Dennis to two counts of second-degree falsely reporting an incident and one count of interfering with police. All three charges are misdemeanors.

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