Capitol riots

Still footage included in the Statement of Facts appears to show Bauer and Blauser entering the Capitol Building. 

KANE - Two McKean County residents face several federal criminal charges this morning, each for their alleged participation in the Capitol violence on January 6 of this year.

According to the criminal complaint from the United States District Court, Pauline Bauer, of Kane, and William Blauser, Jr., of Ludlow, were charged Wednesday, May 19 by FBI special agents for counts of Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, Knowingly engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in restricted building or grounds, and two counts of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Bauer received one additional charge, of Obstruction of justice/Congress.

According to the statement of facts in Bauer’s case, a total of six witnesses came forward between Jan. 7 and Feb. 9 of this year, many of which were submitted electronically to the FBI National Threat Operation Center from people who either saw Bauer and/ or Blauser’s Facebook posts indicating their involvement, videos sent from either Bauer or Blauser taken inside the Capitol building, and body-worn cameras of Capitol law enforcement as they encountered Bauer and Blauser on Jan. 6.

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