Authorities charging Nebraska woman with lying about anti-gay hate crime

Authorities say they will charge a Nebraska woman with making false statements to police after she claimed last month that three men broke into her Lincoln home, carved anti-gay slurs into her skin and tried to light her house on fire.

Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly says a judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for 33-year-old Charlie Rogers, of Lincoln. Police had spent weeks investigating the case as a hate crime, saying it appeared to be motivated by anti-gay bias.

Rogers told police she was attacked by three masked men July 19. She reportedly crawled from her house, naked, bleeding and screaming for help.

Details about the case spread rapidly on the Internet and prompted a rally that drew hundreds of people outside the Nebraska Capitol.