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.