Skip to comments.Arrest Warrant Issued for Alleged Hate Crime Victim
Posted on 08/21/2012 11:16:13 AM PDT by China Clipper
The woman who told police she was the victim of a brutal hate crime in Lincoln last month will be arrested on suspicion of lying to police.
The Lancaster County Attorney issued an arrest warrant Tuesday morning for Charlie Rogers, who is charged with misdemeanor false reporting.
Rogers, 33, told police three masked men broke into her apartment on July 22, tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light her house on fire.
After binding her with zip ties, she told police, one of the men held her down while another cut derogatory words into her arms and abdomen, sliced a cross into her chest and cut the front of her thighs and shins.
Rogers said the attackers rolled her onto her stomach, pinning her arms under her body. Then, she said, they cut her buttocks, the back of her thighs and the back of her right calf.
The reported attack galvanized Lincoln and made national news. Thousands of people from Lincoln and Omaha attended rallies and donated money to support Rogers after the attack.
Now, police say, they believe she made it all up.
There was no apparent sign of a struggle in the living room where Rogers said she was attacked on her bed, the warrant for her arrest says.
There was no apparent blood on the bedspread; even though Ms. Rogers reported she was rolled on to her stomach after she had been cut on her arms, abdomen, chest and front of her legs while being held down, the warrant says.
A forensic pathologist contacted by the FBI, which assisted in the investigation, said Rogers made the cuts herself or they were done with her permission.
The cuts looked superficial and symmetrical, avoided sensitive areas of the body and wouldve taken considerable time to inflict, pathologist Michelle Elieff said in the warrant. Moreover, theyre in places accessible to the victim and follow her frame of reference.
Police found a pile of clothes, white knit gloves and a red box cutter on the living room floor. Rogers said the gloves did not belong to her, but DNA testing determined she was the major contributor of DNA inside of them, the warrant says.
Investigators discovered that white knit gloves, zip ties, blades and a red utility knife were purchased July 17 at a hardware store at 945 S. 27th St. During an interview, Rogers told police she shops at that store.
Investigators then showed a clerk at the store a photo lineup and the clerk picked Rogers from the lineup and identified her as the person who bought the items, the arrest warrant says.
Police were expected to arrest Rogers on Tuesday.
I remember this one. It looked and sounded fake from the get-go.
The fake incidetn made national news
will the truth?
yet again homoexuals show their mental illness and yet again the national media will ignore it.
When is our side GOP, talk radio the likes of Hannity actually going to get balls and mention what the homostapo does and how they use laws against us or how they lie and use NAZI thuggery?
How many times have we seen homosexuals lying like this and about this, how many times have we seen homosexuals attacking people, intimidating people etc?
This has ot stop and it wont until people speak up
Handcuff her to James Hamblin and toss them off a boat in international waters.
A lot of us saw this and called it correctly when the story first came out. This story made no sense back then, and still doesn’t.
Hannity? Your kidding right?
They should have "I'm a sucker" rallies to balance things out.
Or, maybe it should be "Darn, we got caught" rallies.
Yep, conservatives show their “hate” by buying chicken sandwiches.
These kind of “gay bashing” attacks rarely happen outside of the minds of the wannabe victims.
At the time FReepers instantly saw this for what it was - another Tawana Brawley faux-hate incident.
Tough luck Charlie Rogers, girl with a man’s name. Your name and your loathsome smear attempt is going to be common currency on this site for years.
I’m sure that the DUmmies will take this news with quiet dignity and grace.
Dan Rather: “Fake, but accurate.”
If you want to be a martyr, sometimes you just have to do it yourself.
Knew it. Hope they throw away the key.
In a way yes, most of us know Hannity and others who have a vice and most of talk radio never discuss ever the homostapo , their agenda or what they do and it pisses me off that they still fool many on our side .
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