VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A father and daughter from Virginia Beach have pleaded guilty in connection with the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Meghan Rutledge and her father, Willard Thomas Bostic Jr., were previously charged with knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful authority and knowingly, with the intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of government functions, as well as engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in restricted buildings.
Bostic pleaded guilty earlier this month and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 22, 2023. Rutledge pleaded guilty on Oct. 27 and her sentencing is set for March 3, 2023.
Federal court documents say Rutledge posted pictures from Washington, D.C. on the day of the riot with a caption that read, “After miles and miles of walking and climbing and climbing some more we made it inside the Capitol building.”
Screenshots of the since-deleted Facebook post were located by federal investigators. The FBI compared her photos to pictures of those known to be inside the Capitol on January 6.
In addition, people who know her for “a significant period of time” identified her in pictures provided by federal authorities.
Court documents also show that on January 6, Bostic’s cell phone pinged off a tower that gives service to the U.S. Capitol.
The duo was also captured on CCTV utilizing their cellular phones to take videos and pictures while inside the U.S. Capitol, per FBI officials.