Suspected Las Vegas 'Boogaloo' Member Faces New Child Abuse Charge

A suspected member of the extremist "Boogaloo" movement accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorism at Black Lives Matter protests has been charged with an additional offense relating to child abuse.

Stephen Parshall, aka "Kiwi," 35, of Las Vegas, was one of three men charged last month with conspiracy to cause destruction after allegedly seeking to exploit the BLM protests by throwing Molotov cocktails at police.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada has now revealed Parshall has been charged by a separate criminal complaint with one count of sexual exploitation of children.

Prosecutors said that following Parshall's conspiracy arrest on May 30, law enforcement officers found 10 images of child pornography, as well as numerous images of child erotica, on Parshall's cell phone.

Police also learned of his alleged connection to the "Boogaloo" movement. The right-wing movement, which is calling for a second civil war or preparing for the collapse of society, has seen its members show up at protests carrying guns while dressed in military-style gear and Hawaiian shirts.

The child exploitation charge against Parshall is separate to a child abuse case filed against him earlier this month.

Parshall was charged by Clark County prosecutors on July 14 with 23 felony counts of sexual assault and three lewdness counts in connection to incidents that took place between October 1, 2015 and May 30, 2020.

Parshall is accused of forcing a child to commit sexual acts with him, as well as offering her money for sex and taking explicit nude photos of her.

Phillip Merrill previously pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a minor in the case connected to Parshall and is due to be sentenced in October. Merrill is not linked to the Boogaloo movement

"My client is confident that when the truth comes to light, he will be exonerated of this new charge," Parshall's lawyer, Robert Draskovich, told the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Parshall faces between 15 and 30 years in jail if convicted of the child exploitation charge.

No date has been set for Parshall to appear in federal court.

Parshall, along with co-defendants Andrew Lynam, 23, and William L. Loomis, 40, is awaiting trial for the terrorism offenses in relation to the Las Vegas protests.

If convicted, Parshall, Lynam, and Loomis each face a maximum 20-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosive. The trio also face 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for possession of unregistered firearms.

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A member of the far-right militia, Boogaloo Bois, walks next to protestors demonstrating outside Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Metro Division 2 just outside of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 29, 2020. An alleged member of the "boogaloo" movement has been charged with having child pornography while awaiting trial for terrorism. LOGAN CYRUS/AFP/Getty