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In a Dec. 12, 1999 photo, Nebraska’s Charlie Rogers (33), guards Creighton’s Corey Sweeney (22) during a women’s basketball match in Lincoln, Neb. Rogers, who told police she was the victim of a vicious hate crime in July, 2012, was charged with making a false report to police Tuesday. (Lincoln Journal Star, William Lauer - AP Photo) In a Dec. 12, 1999 photo, Nebraska’s Charlie Rogers (33), guards Creighton’s Corey Sweeney (22) during a women’s basketball match in Lincoln, Neb. Rogers, who told police she was the victim of a vicious hate crime in July, 2012, was charged with making a false report to police Tuesday. (Lincoln Journal Star, William Lauer - AP Photo)  

Prosecutor: Lesbian woman lied about hate crime

LINCOLN, Neb. — Police say a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball star faked an attack in which she allegedly carved anti-gay slurs into her skin because she felt it would spark change.

Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong said Tuesday that 33-year-old Charlie Rogers outlined her motive for the faked July 22 attack in Facebook postings four days earlier.

Peschong says Rogers wrote: “So maybe I’m too idealistic but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me.”

Rogers, a lesbian, told police three masked men attacked her in her home and carved anti-gay slurs in her skin.

Rogers was charged Tuesday with making a false police report.