Charlie Rogers Waives Her Right to a Speedy Trial

By: Erika Tallan
By: Erika Tallan

Charlie Rogers, the Lincoln woman police say falsely reported a hate crime in July, appeared in court Thursday.

Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny said Rogers waived her right to a speedy trial.

Rogers' attorney, Brett McArthur, requested the waiver in order to have more time to review the volume of police reports.

"We are looking for pieces of forensic evidence that could corroborate Charlie's explanation of what happened," said Brett McArthur.

Judge Pokorny scheduled her next court appearance for November 19.

On July 22, Rogers told police that three men wearing masks broke into her home, tied her hands and feet with zip ties, all because she is gay. Then she told police that the men attempted to set her home on fire.

Lincoln Police started an extensive investigation, even getting the FBI involved.

Police arrested Rogers August 21, saying that evidence they collected didn't support her story. Rogers pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor of providing false information to police.

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