Woman Says Hate Crime Was Real
In the video and letters — including one to the Lincoln Journal Star 34-year-old Charlie Rogers says she did not make up the attack. Rogers says that in July, three masked men broke into her home and carved anti-gay words on her arms and abdomen, as well as making other cuts on her body.
Police arrested her Aug. 21 for allegedly staging the attack. Prosecutors charged her with making a false report to police, a misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty Sept. 27.
Both prosecutors and Rogers’ attorney say they expect the case to go to trial.