Law & Crime reports:
The judge overseeing the case of a California man accused of assaulting police during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has denied his request to move the case out of Washington, D.C.
Sean Michael McHugh, who allegedly accused police of “protecting pedophiles” before attacking them with a metal sign and bear spray during a confrontation on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, said that he wouldn’t be able to get a fair trial in the nation’s capital.
McHugh himself has been convicted of a sex crime against a minor. He is now charged with felony assault, civil disorder, obstruction of Congress, as well as various other felonies and misdemeanors.
Read the full article. McHugh had requested a trial in Michigan, a state where he has no apparent connection.
California Man Accused of Unleashing Can of Bear Spray on Cops Loses Bid to Move Jan. 6 Case from D.C. to Wolverine Statehttps://t.co/DBPWFlWMdG
— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) May 4, 2022
DOJ announces another arrest in the U.S. Capitol siege docket:
Sean Michael McHugh, 34, can be seen here spraying police, feds say.
McHugh also allegedly pushed a large metal sign at officers and taunted: “There is a second amendment behind us, what are you going to do then?” pic.twitter.com/K36RZiAXiE
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) May 28, 2021
Alleged Capitol rioter Sean Michael McHugh, 34 — who grabbed a megaphone and shouted police were “protecting pedophiles” on Jan. 6 — has a conviction for felony statutory rape, sources tell the Daily News.https://t.co/WDmfUb3BHE
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 4, 2021