Rochester Woman Sentenced for Jan. 6 Conviction
In March of 2021, the FBI arrested 41-year-old Victoria Charity White in Rochester on charges in connection to the riot. She pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder and aiding and abetting in August.
A federal judge in Washington D.C sentenced White to 10 days in federal prison on Monday. She’s also ordered to serve 90 days of in-home confinement and has been placed on supervised release for 24 months.
Court documents say video captured the day of the riot shows White moving about the Capitol grounds with a mob and arguing with rioters who were attempting to break glass at an entrance into the building. She is then seen with a group of rioters, who used a flag pole to force a large flagpole at a tunnel entryway that was being guarded by Metropolitan Police Officers, a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia says.
Federal court filings also accuse White of pushing her way towards the entrance and hoisting a rioter who then assaulted law enforcement over top of the crowd. Moments later, she is spotted grabbing for an officer standing on a ledge in the area of the lower West Terrace entrance.
The officers pushed her back with a riot shield and baton, the news release says. White grabbed one of the shields and blocked the baton with her hand. She was then escorted out of the building.
White is among the more than 1,100 people who have been arrested in connection to the riot.
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