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Nebraska: Lesbian hate crime hoax sentencing postponed

February 15, 2013
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A judge has rescheduled the sentencing date for a Nebraska lesbian who pleaded no contest to faking an anti-gay hate crime.

The Associated Press reports Charlie Rogers will now face sentencing on 14 March in Lancaster County Court.

A judge issued an order to delay the sentencing.

Rogers, a former University of Nebraska basketball star, was charged after she claimed she was attacked by three men who carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and stomach.

Police later charged her with filing a false report, a misdemeanour.

Rogers maintains her innocence, but her attorney has said she didn’t want a court fight and more of the publicity that her case has generated.

The 34-year-old Rogers could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 (£644) fine when sentenced.

Related topics: Americas, anti-gay crime, associated press, Hate crime, hoax, US

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