A man allegedly attached to the far-right “boogaloo” movement, whose allegations of provocation in the Las Vegas protests have already been indicted, has been charged with child pornography. Federal prosecutors informed about it today.
Stephen Parshall, 35, also known as “Kiwi,” has been charged with one number of sexual exploitation of children after investigators allegedly found 10 images of child pornography and other material on their cell phones. in a statement.
Parshall was one of three people, all of whom were allegedly members of the “boogaloo”; movement, who were accused of attempting to use protests in Las Vegas in late May after the death of Georg Floyd with an incitement plan. violence.
Requests for comments from a representative representing Parshall were not returned on Wednesday evening.
The prosecutor’s office called the “boogaloo” movement a term used by extremists to describe an impending civil war and / or the collapse of society.
In early June, federal and state authorities charged three men with alleged links to the movement, including Parshall, and accused them of the conspiracy of violence during the May protests in Las Vegas, the U.S. law firm said.
The plot was thwarted by an informant.
Investigators executed a search warrant after the arrests and found pictures on Parshall’s cell phone, a U.S. law firm said in a statement.
Las Vegas Parshall is arrested. If convicted of a new charge of sexual exploitation of children, the minimum sentence is 15 years in prison and the maximum sentence is 30 years, prosecutors said.
Accounting documents related to the protest claimed that the men planned to use the explosions to provoke unrest, and finally agreed to plan to go against the Black Lives Matter protest with Molotov cocktails. The three men were arrested before this could happen.
The three had taken part in a previous protest in Las Vegas with rifles, and Parshall allegedly urged protesters to become rapists and become “very upset” when the incident did not turn out.
Parshall said he was not guilty of the protest. According to federal court records online, in June, a judge ordered him to be detained pending trial.