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Gay porn star arrested for role in Capitol insurrection

Lily Wakefield April 15, 2022
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Gay porn star Steven Miles, known professionally as Sergeant Miles, has been arrested for his alleged role in the 6 January, 2021, Capitol insurrection.

Miles, 39, from Zephyrhills, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday, 12 April, according to the US Department of Justice. 

The gay porn performer and director, who is also an army veteran, allegedly joined the group that marched from a Donald Trump rally to the US Capitol in Washington, DC, before storming the building in a violent insurrection and assault on democracy.

According to court documents: “Miles marched in a group to the Capitol, eventually making his way to the restricted grounds of the West Front of the building.

“While there, he and other rioters engaged in a confrontation with police officers who were protecting the Capitol. During this confrontation, Miles shoved and attempted to punch police officers.

“He then made his way up the staircase to the Upper West Terrace of the Capitol. At approximately 2.13 pm, other rioters smashed in a window on one of the Senate Wing doors. A handful of people then entered the building through the broken window and opened the Senate Wing Door.

“Meanwhile, other rioters, including Miles, continued to smash the window on the other side of the Senate Wing Door. Miles smashed a plank of wood into the window and then entered the building through that broken window. He briefly walked through the building and then exited through another door.”

 

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Miles has been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers, civil disorder, engaging in physical violence in a restricted building or grounds with a dangerous weapon, and related offences.

After an initial court appearance, he was released “pending further proceedings in the District of Columbia”.

In the 15 months since the Capitol riots, close to 800 people have been arrested for their involvement, in almost every US state, and investigations are ongoing.

On the anniversary of the insurrection, Trump told his supporters that “MAGA nation should rise up”, while Joe Biden gave a speech at the Capitol, and promised to “make sure that such an attack never happens again”.

Biden added: “The former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election.

“He has done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interests as more important than his country’s interests.

“Because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our constitution.”

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