Accused Jan. 6 rioter faces new charge in Sacramento of receiving child pornography

February 21, 2024

A Citrus Heights man charged in December with taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol Riot is now facing new federal charges of receiving child pornography, officials said Tuesday. Colton is accused in the indictment of involvement in child pornography through Dec. 14, the day before he was arrested in Folsom on charges from federal court in Washington, D.C., in the Jan. 6 case filed there. Colton originally appeared in Sacramento federal court on the Capitol Riot charges on Dec. 15 and was ordered released on his own recognizance. The FBI confirmed that Colton had purchased an airline ticket Jan. 2, 2021, to travel to Washington on Jan. 5 and return on Jan. 7, court records say, and agents interviewed two other passengers on the return flight, court records say. had also grabbed, and then gave it back to this rioter, who then fled into the crowd of rioters with the flagpole.”