Hate crimes

Woman Sentenced for Faking Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Lied when she said men broke into her house and carved slurs into her body

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Charlie Rogers will serve a week in jail and two years on probation for faking the anti-gay hate crime that stunned Lincoln last summer and captured the country's attention.

Lancaster County Judge Gale Pokorny on Thursday morning also ordered the 34-year-old to do 250 hours of community service for lying to police when she told investigators three men broke into her house, tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light the house on fire.

"The evidence is overwhelming that Charlie Rogers' narrative of July 22, 2012, was an incredible and outrageous lie the second it passed her lips," Pokorny said.

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