Sentencing Postponed for Woman Found Guilty of False Reporting Hate Crime Attack

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

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Charlie Rogers to be sentenced March 14
  • Rogers found guilty of false reporting in hate crime hoax
  • In July reported that three masked men broke into her home, bound her and carved anti-gay slurs into her body
  • Investigators later determined those reports to be false

The Lincoln woman who faked a hate crime attack last July will be sentenced March 14.

Rogers was originally scheduled to be sentenced on February 14.

Charlie Rogers was found guilty of false reporting, a misdemeanor, in December.

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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