LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Two Leavenworth, Kansas women have pleaded guilty for their involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
According to court records, Jennifer Ruth Parks and Esther Schwemmer plead guilty on Sept. 28 for parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.
Parks and Schwemmer were both arrested in April. The two women told the FBI they expected to participate in a peaceful protest supporting former President Donald Trump that day.
The two friends who travelled to Washington together are among dozens nationwide who have been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol while Congress was meeting to certify Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential race.
The FBI received a tip on Jan. 11 that Parks had participated in the insurrection. After interviewing the women, investigators used a photo one of the women provided to track down additional images of them inside the Capitol from security footage and police body cameras.
Sentencing for Parks is set for Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and sentencing for Schwemmer is set for Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. Schwemmer remains on personal recognizance, according to court documents.