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Nebraska woman sentenced for falsely reporting anti-gay hate crime

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Charlie Rogers, center, is escorted by supporters from the Lancaster County Court Justice and Law Enforcement Center on Thursday.Photo: Eric Gregory, The Journal-Star/AP
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LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska judge has given jail time and probation to a Lincoln woman who falsely claimed she had been attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her body and tried to light her house on fire. [...]

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Lesbian who faked hate crime found guilty after pleading ‘no contest’

Monday, December 10, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- In a Lancaster County courtroom Monday, Judge Gale Pokorny, found Charlie Rogers guilty of staging a fake anti-gay hate crime that shocked both the citizens of Lincoln, Neb., and the nation -- first for the brutality of the alleged crime, and then for lying about the crime. [...]

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Woman accused of faking ‘hate crime’ attack slams investigators

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The woman accused of staging a "hate crime" and filing a false police report in a highly publicized incident earlier this year, continues to maintain that she is a victim and denies fabricating the incident. [...]

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Nebraska lesbian who allegedly faked hate crime headed to trial

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Lancaster County, Neb., District Court Judge Gale Pokorny on Thursday continued until Nov. 19 the case against a Nebraska woman charged with providing false information to police in connection to an alleged anti-gay hate crime that investigators now say was an elaborate hoax. [...]

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Police say Nebraska woman faked anti-gay hate crime

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska woman who claimed she was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime in which three masked attackers invaded her home, painted homophobic slurs on the walls, and carved them into her skin, before attempting to set her house on fire, has been charged with filing [...]

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Victim in Nebraska hate crime comes forward, speaks out publicly

Friday, July 27, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- In her first appearance since suffering an alleged attack in a home invasion last week that police officials are investigating as a possible hate crime, Charlie Rogers of Lincoln, Neb., said, “I’m not hiding from this anymore.” [...]

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Police: No evidence of hate crime, no evidence of hoax either in brutal attack on lesbian

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
LINCOLN, Neb. — Investigators looking into an attack against an openly lesbian woman this past weekend are not ruling out the possibility that the alleged hate crime may have been a hoax. [...]

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