Alleged Victim in Rape Sentenced to 1 Year for False Accusations
A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in jail for making false rape allegations against two college football players.
The woman, who police say had a sexual encounter with two players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn’t lose a potential boyfriend, was sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport Superior Court.
She pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges of falsely reporting an incident and interfering with police.
Police claim the woman was attending Sacred Heart University in Fairfield when she reported being raped by two school football players in 2016, but later admitted making up the story.
The football players were never arrested, but both withdrew from the school while facing possible discipline. One player said in court Thursday that the allegations damaged his life, including forcing him to leave school.
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