Defendant is Activist Concerned with Child Sex Trafficking & Abuse

John Caniglia

January 15, 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Christine Priola, a former occupational therapist for the Cleveland schools, was arrested Thursday morning and accused of taking part in last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Priola, 49, made a brief appearance in U.S. District Court in Cleveland before Magistrate Judge Jonathan Greenberg, who transferred her case to the District of Columbia. That’s where federal prosecutors have charged about two dozen others.

Priola, of Willoughby, is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building; violent entry; and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds.


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