Lesbian who faked hate crime sentenced to jail time

Charlie Rogers

Charlie Rogers’ booking photo (Photo: City of Lincoln Police Department)


The Nebraska-based lesbian who shockingly staged an anti-gay hate crime has been sentenced to a week in jail. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that Charlie Rogers, 34, will also spend the next two years on probation and be required to undergo a psychological evaluation and complete 250 hours of community hours for lying to investigators in July 2012.

A small business owner who lives openly as a lesbian, Rogers originally told police she was attacked by three masked men who broke into her home and bound her with zip ties before carving homophobic slurs into her skin, dumping gasoline on her floor and lighting it with a match, on July 22.

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