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

Riley June Williams is a white woman from Harrisburg, 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)
  1. She worked as a care worker at Keystone Human Services, a home health care agency in Harrisburg. (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 the acolytes of Fuentes. (d)
  4. She lived 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. On January 6, 2021, she travelled to Washington, D.C., USA with her father. 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. 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. (c)e)(f)
  6. 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. 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)
  7. In an interview with ITV News on January 15, 2021, her mother described her as a very empathetic and loving person. (a)
  8. On January 17, 2021, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin M. Meriweather signed a criminal complaint filed against her by an FBI special agent, which was amended on January 19, 2021. On January 18, 2021, she was arrested in Harrisburg and booked into the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg. (c)(g)
  9. On January 25, 2021, she made her initial court appearance. (g)
  10. On October 6, 2021, she was indicted. (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)(g)
  12. On November 21, 2022, she was found guilty of six charges. (d)(g)
  13. She was 23 years old when she was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on March 23, 2023 to three years in prison. Jackson also sentenced her to three years of supervised release after her prison term and ordered her to pay $2,000 in restitution (h)

If you have information about someone who participated in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit relevant photos and videos to the FBI.


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