Woman Accused of Faking Hate Crime Wants Trial Moved

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The former University of Nebraska women's basketball player charged with faking a hate-crime attack wants her trial to be moved out of the Lancaster County.

The attorney for 34-year-old Charlie Rogers has asked Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny to move her trial to a different venue.

Court documents show attorney Brett McArthur filed the motion in court on Friday, November 16th.

The document requests the trial be moved because "a fair and impartial trial cannot be had within Lancaster County, Nebraska."

Rogers is charged with making a false report for telling police in July that three masked men broke into her home, assaulted her and carved derogatory words in her arms and abdomen.

She has pleaded not guilty and maintains her innocence, insisting the attack happened.