Last year, an 18-year-old woman charged 2 Sacred Heart University athletes with raping her (she said they pulled her into a bathroom at a party and took turns raping her).
The two students said they had consensual sex. They were suspended from school, however, and one (a football player) chose to withdraw from the university and give up his college scholarship.
An investigation began which took 2 months, and the woman said she lied about the assault. She admitted she had consensual sex with the 2 men in the bathroom. Police said she had probably lied because she didn't want another man she liked to lose interest in her after finding out about the encounter at a party, and that "it would make him angry and sympathetic to her." Rape had been, police said, the first thing that came to her mind when she was confronted with explaining her tryst.
The two men were then cleared of wrongdoing.
The woman was charged with falsely reporting and tampering or fabricating evidence, and has been offered a plea deal. There is talk of a possible sentence of 2 years.