Lincoln Woman Found Guilty of False Reporting Hate Crime Attack

By: 10/11 News
By: 10/11 News

According to Lancaster County Court documents, Charlie Rogers changed her plea from not guilty to no contest for false reporting Monday. Judge Gale Pokorny found her guilty of the misdemeanor.

She will be sentenced February 14.

Police said Rogers faked a hate crime attack on July 22. She reportedly told police that three masked men broke into her home, bound her naked, and carved anti-gay slurs on her arms and stomach.

After the hate crime report, vigils were held across the state and country, with people donating money to help Rogers.

On August 21, Lincoln Police issued a warrant for Rogers' arrest. They said after an investigation they found no evidence of a struggle at her house, no blood on the bedspread where she said the men cut her and they believed she carved the anti-gay slurs into her body or gave permission to someone to do it.

Investigators also determined the Rogers bought the items used to "bound her" at an Ace Hardware in Lincoln.

Rogers released a YouTube video maintaining her innocence on November 13.

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