Woman Sentenced For Lincoln Hoax

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

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The woman convicted of falsely reporting a hate crime, in which she claimed she was brutally attacked because of her sexual orientation, has been sentenced to probation and seven days in jail.

Charlie Rogers was sentenced Thursday to 24 months probation and a required psychological evaluation. The judge added seven days in jail and 250 hours of community service to the sentence. Rogers must serve 90 days in jail in 2015 if she doesn't follow probation.

Rogers was also ordered to return all donations she received and if she doesn't know the donors it will go to the Lincoln Police Department.

Rogers, a LGBT member, told Lincoln police in July 2012 that three masked men broke into her home, bound her, and tried to set the residence on fire. After investigating, police arrested Rogers, accusing her of false reporting.

In November 2012, Rogers posted a video online and wrote a letter to the media insisting she did not make up the attack. She wrote, "If I did this because I am mentally ill, why are they so adamant to put me in jail?"

Rogers was convicted of false reporting, which is a misdemeanor.

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