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South Sioux City, NE-native says anti-gay attack on her happened

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -

A former South Sioux City, Nebraska women's basketball star accused of faking a hate-crime attack against her is standing by her story in letters to news organizations and in a new online video.

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.

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