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Riley June Williams biography: 13 things about US Capitol rioter from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Riley June Williams is a white woman from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

Riley June Williams (©Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles)
Riley June Williams (©Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles)
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  1. She worked as a care worker at Keystone Human Services, a home health care agency in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (a)(b)
  2. Her father lives in Camp Hill, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. (c)
  3. She is 1 year younger than white nationalist Nick Fuentes. She is a Groyper, a term for acolytes of Fuentes. (d)
  4. She lives with her mother in Harrisburg. In 2020, she suddenly became interested in Donald Trump’s politics and far-right message boards, according to her mother. (e)
  5. She travelled to Washington, D.C., USA with her father on January 6, 2021. They did not stay together there but later that day, they met up and went back to Harrisburg, according to her father. (c)
  6. Wearing eyeglasses, a green an “I’m with Groyper” t-shirt and brown trench coat while carrying a black-and-white striped zebra-print bag over her shoulders, she entered the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. That day, Trump’s supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. She was caught on camera directing her fellow rioters toward Nancy Pelosi‘s office where she later stole Pelosi’s laptop. After the riot, she packed a bag, told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks then left without telling her mother where she was heading to. She changed her telephone number and deleted her social media accounts particularly on Facebook, Instagram, Parler, Reddit, Telegram and Twitter. (e)(f)
  7. She used to be in a romantic relationship with the tipster who informed the Federal Bureau of Investigation about her participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. She planned to send Pelosi’s laptop or hard drive to a friend in Russia who planned to sell it to the Russian foreign intelligence service Sluzhba vneshney razvedki Rossiyskoy Federatsii (Служба внешней разведки Российской Федерации) or SVR RF, the tipster told the FBI. The tipster added that she was not able to ship the device and she either still had it or had destroyed it. On January 8, 2021, Pelosi’s chief of staff Drew Hammill announced that a laptop from a conference room in the U.S. Capitol building was stolen. (e)(f)
  8. Her mother described her as a very empathetic and loving person in an interview with ITV News on January 15, 2021. (a)
  9. FBI special agent Jonathan Lund filed a criminal complaint against her, which was U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather signed on January 17, 2021. (c)
  10. On January 18, 2021, she was arrested and booked into the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg. (g)
  11. On November 21, 2022, jurors convicted her of two felonies namely interfering with law enforcement officers during a civil disorder and resisting or impeding law enforcement officers and four related misdemeanor offenses. The jurors were not able to reach a verdict on two other charges namely obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting in the theft of government property. (d)
  12. She was 23 years old when she was found guilty on November 21, 2022 of six charges. (d)
  13. In February 2023, her sentenced will be issued. (d)
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