Police Department Bridgeport, CT
Chief Armando J. Perez Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release For More Information:
February 23, 2017 Rowena White (203) 576-8439
Bridgeport – The Bridgeport Police Department (BPD) announced Nikki Yovino turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Yovino is accused of filing a false police report and tampering with evidence.
On October 15, 2016, BPD officers responded to St. Vincent's Medical Center on a report of a sexual assault. The alleged victim, Nikki Yovino (8/21/98), reported that she was sexually assaulted by two black males while at a house party on Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport. The assault was reported to have occurred in a bathroom at the home on Lakeside Drive. Yovino was a Sacred Heart University student at the time of this complaint, and one of her alleged assailants was also a student and football player at SHU. The second male was a former SHU student. BPD detectives conducted a thorough investigation and met several times with SHU administrators. Initial statements from witnesses and evidence recovered from the scene suggested that a sexual assault had occurred. As the investigation continued, the case detective received more information that contradicted Yovino's statements to police. This information included new witness accounts, text messages and cell phone video. Yovino was confronted with this evidence, and admitted that she, in fact, did have consensual sex with both males. Probable cause existed to charge Yovino with filing a false report and tampering with evidence. A warrant was prepared by detectives, and signed by a Superior Court judge. Yovino was informed of the warrant for her arrest and turned herself into police on February 21, 2017.
See photo of Nikki Yovino below: