Jail Saga

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This article primarily covers what is known regarding the Jail Saga stemming from Chris's affair with his mother. For answers to frequently asked questions regarding Chris's sentence in jail, see a Kiwi Farms thread here.
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Note on Misinformation:

This article previously included information that was primarily speculative or incorrect. This is being fixed. For more information see here.

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The things described in this article are still happening, or are still being looked into. As a result, it may be subject to frequent change, and the information provided may not be entirely reliable.
Chris's mugshot for his incest charge, Henrico County Sheriff's Office.[1] Note how Chris almost looks content after being arrested for incest, compared to his despondent mugshot taken the same day that he maced a dude.

Following allegations in late July and the eventual confirmation that Chris had committed incest with Barb, hundreds of people contacted the Greene County police, and authorities conducted a welfare check on the Chandler home, issuing an Emergency Protective Order on Chris the following day (essentially a temporary week-long restraining order). Chris was made temporarily homeless and stayed at the Richmond Regency Inn in the meantime. Chris was arrested on 1 August 2021, outside of the Inn. The arrest was captured live on stream by several onlookers. Surprisingly, despite Chris's past history with the law, he made no attempt to resist arrest and was cooperative with the police.

Chris is in jail, not prison. Chris will only go to prison if he is convicted of a felony, which was at one point on the table since his case was being presented to a grand jury. Since 2 August 2021, Chris has been an inmate at Central Virginia Regional Jail and is awaiting legal proceedings for the charge of incest. The Greene County Sheriff's office had claimed pending charges yet to be identified were also being considered[2] but no further charges have emerged as of August 2022. Chris was arraigned on 5 August 2021 and is being held without bond. Hearings in November 2021, February 2022, and July 2022 resulted in continuances.

Since his arrest, Chris's only contact with the outside world has been through written correspondence and phone calls, which began in August 2021 and continued through February 2022. On 28 February 2022, Chris was transferred from the Central Virginia Regional Jail[3] to Western State Hospital, a mental institution, as he was deemed incompetent to stand trial. On 3 May 2022, Chris was transferred back to Central Virginia Regional Jail,[4] having been restored as competent to stand trial.

In July 2022, the last hearing within the J&DR court's jurisdiction occurred and the case was elevated to the circuit court, where it was sent to a Grand Jury for a potential felony charge.

In August 2022, the Grand Jury hearing was postponed with a continuance. A motion by Chris's lawyer for an autism disorder deferred disposition was filed, to be considered by the court. Shortly after, Chris's case was sealed, though bits of information still emerged. By 11 August, the case file was updated to note that "waive right to indictment" and "transportation order" were added and that a review of Chris's case is scheduled for August 2023.

In January 2023, another review was scheduled to take place on 27 January; this resulted in a continuance to 14 February 2023 (Valentine's Day), which was later rescheduled to 13 February. This resulted in a continuance to 7 March 2023. This resulted in a continuance.


Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage: Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage. If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
"Happiness can still be a Hug away; even if you're hugging your self." A poignant piece of jail art drawn by Chris in May 2022.

It is a criminal offense in Virginia to engage in incest - sexual activities between a parent and a child are a class 5 felony, punishable on indictment by up to 10 years incarceration.[5] Despite rumors, Chris hasn't been charged for rape, and whether or not Chris's affairs were entirely consensual remains unknown.

In either the late night of 27 July or the early morning of 28 July 2021, Chris discussed having sex with his mother in a call and text messages with Isabella Loretta Janke. On the night of 29 July, EllDudeRocks and the Suitress leaked the files. The next morning, as reports poured in, Greene County Police visited 14 Branchland Court for a wellness check.[1] They issued Chris an Emergency Protective Order, forbidding contact between him and Barbara, and by extension, preventing him from remaining at her residence until 5 August. Meanwhile, Barbara was relocated to a hospital for a senior care inspection.[6]

As a result of the protection order levied against Chris, he was without a home for the time being. Due to ongoing financial problems, Chris could not afford a hotel. Null advised him to sleep in his van for one night, noting that Chris would have have the proceeds of Chris's GoFundMe (originally intended for Chris's trip to Everfree Northwest) transferred to his bank account the following day. Initial plans to stay with Aunt Harriet and Uncle Tom were disrupted after their invitation was rescinded - likely while he was already on the way to their home.[7][11]

On 30 July, Chris commented that Everfree Northwest had revoked him from attending its convention.[12] Due to the disturbing and lurid nature of the allegations, hashtags and topics such as #ChrisChan and #CHRISCHANDIDWHAT trended on Twitter, reaching 4th overall trend on 30 July,[13] exposing a large number of otherwise uninvolved individuals to the story of Chris Chan causing an Orbiter Wave.

That same day, Chris made an ominous post to Discord server The Knights of CWC:[14]

Also, gonna go radio silent for a while. Know that I am well-guided, safe and well, and I have y’all to thank in part for that as well.

On 31 July, Null, who had access to Chris's email (with Chris's permission) since the Guard Dogs Saga,[15][16] found that Chris had received $750.00 from Barb's bank account, meaning he had either contacted Barb or gained access to Barb's bank account himself, either of which would violate the emergency protection order. When confronted, Chris initially denied the accusation, claiming he had "managed to find blessings in the minimum abundance needed." However, upon further questioning Chris about the money, he confirmed that he had had access to Barb's account for some time, contrary to Null's previous assumption that Barb had been in control of Chris's finances and not vice versa. Being upset by Chris embezzling from his mother and feeling betrayed that Chris lied to him to try to cover it up, Null finally cut all contact with him, reported the theft to authorities, and canceled the transfer of the GoFundMe money, arranging for it to be refunded to the donors.[8]


I am Chris-Chan Sonichu, your Goddess Blue Heart, and I continue to stand strong, and I maintain everything with CWCVille and my Sonichus and Rosechus and everybody. I keep in good faith that everything is going to work out.
Chris, while being arrested.[17]
"Ladies and gentlemen, we got him."

On the evening of 31 July, Reddit user Chrisisaman located Son-chu at the Regency Inn in Richmond, confirming that Chris was in the city and that he would be spending time in a motel.[18] The next day, a number of people attempted to observe or contact Chris there. Observers noticed police cars stationed at the motel, but because the place was known to have a seedy reputation, it was not obvious if they were there for Chris or for some other reason. These cop cars eventually left without arresting Chris.

The most significant of the observers was YouTuber Ethan Ralph who livestreamed himself and his friends driving to the motel to meet Chris. The group ordered a pizza in the hopes of luring him out, but this was unsuccessful. They then went about knocking on every door on the second floor (Chris had previously been filmed walking along the second floor balcony, suggesting that was where he was staying), but this was fruitless as well, and only led to the menagerie being ordered to leave by a motel employee.[19]

Not giving up, the group went to the Regency Mall (of 'the bear' fame) across the street, following (incorrect) speculation that Chris might be there since he was not in his room. While livestreaming at the mall they had an encounter with a police officer, who would happen to be one of the officers who arrested Chris a few hours later (as Ethan acknowledges during the arrest).

Later that afternoon, Ralph was tipped off that four Henrico County police cars had shown up at the motel. At around 6:00 PM, he got back just in time to film two officers perp-walking Chris down from his room, streaming the whole debacle for a live audience of over 3,000 viewers. While the police talked to Chris, Ralph sporadically yelled questions and comments, to which Chris occasionally responded.

Unlike Chris's previous run-ins with the law, he remained mostly calm and compliant during the arrest (possibly due to The WCT having advised him the previous day to cooperate with the police during his arrest), though he rambled about the Dimensional Merge to both the police and Ralph's crew, promising that the Merge was in fact happening right at that moment. The police then loaded Chris into a squad car and left without answering Ralph's questions.[17] An additional POV shot filmed by an anonymous onlooker showed Chris climbing directly into the cop car – the last footage of Chris to date.


Chris-Chan Arrested
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NOTE: This transcript begins around 2:24:54, shortly after Ralph changes the perspective on his phone camera.


[The song "Save Your Tears" by the Weeknd plays in the background, while we see the inside of Ethan Ralph's car.]

Ralph: You guys can't see this, but...

May: They're bringing her out! They're bringing her out.

Ralph: Oh, shit! Oh shit--

[The camera pans to a neighboring car, and a woman coming out with her phone to also film the events]

May: Oh my god!

Ralph: They're arresting her!

[Ralph gets out of the car and walks toward the fence. The woman from earlier is now kneeling with her phone pointing at the motel. Ralph walks past her.]

Ralph: Sorry.

[Camera zooms in on the motel, focusing on the second floor, where the police officers are walking Chris]

May in background: Oh my god!

Ralph: Yeah, they're arresting Chris-Chan here at the hotel.

Chris: (yelling) To the trolls and anybody else on the internet, do not record this!

Ralph: (yelling) CHRIS-CHAN, WHAT'S UP?! Killstream, baby! When you get out, let's do the Killstream! Look me up!

Guy in background: Let the charges drop! It's all about Joshua Conner Moon!

Ralph: Tell 'em all about Josh Moon, that's who they want!

[Bystanders start yelling]

May in background: Give it up, Chris-Chan!

Guy in background: Give him up... save yourself, girl!

Another guy in background: Magi-Chan will help you!

Guy in background: You're beautiful!

Ralph: Look up Ethan Ralph, Killstream! I live here in Richmond, buddy!

Woman in background: Go to church!

Ralph: No, come to... come to the Killstream first!

[As the cops walk Chris down the stairs, there is more yelling]


Ralph: YEEEAH! What kind of shit is this? Holy shit! Oh my god, thank you!

[The cops are now walking Chris past the motel entrance]

Guy in background: Got a (indistinct) here!

May in background: Christian Weston Chandler, right here being...

[Camera turns past a nearby building as Ralph runs toward the motel parking lot]

Ralph: Oh, shit, oh! You better hurry Jesse, you're missing out! Hehe.

[The camera now zooms in on Chris and three police officers, now standing outside a police car]

Police officer:...oh no, (indistinct) transport in the front...

[One of the officers says something to Chris that cannot be heard, presumably asking for his name]

Chris: ...Chris-Chan, or Sonichu, as they know...

[Stream freezes for a couple seconds]

Woman in background:...Chris. (indistinct) Bring 'em...

[A fourth officer gets out of one of the police cars]

Ralph: Hey, officers, how's it going?

Police officer: How you doing? I just saw you.

Ralph: Yeah, that's right! That's you, oh my god!

Person in background: Sorry about that, guys.

Ralph: I told you!

Chris: I'm going, I'm complying...

May in background: (To Ralph) Is the car unlocked?

Chris: I'm complying, I am good like this!

Guy in background: (To Chris) You are, you absolutely are!

May in background: (To Ralph) Is the car unlocked?

Ralph: (To May) Yeah, I think so.

Ralph: (To Chris) Yeah, you appear to be complying.

Chris: I am Chris-Chan Sonichu, your Goddess Blue Heart, and I continue to stand strong, and I maintain everything with CWCVille and my Sonichus and Rosechus and everybody.

Ralph: Yeah, you're live to about 3,000 people right now, Christian!

Guy in background: How do you plead?

Ralph: Well don't...you're taking everything in stride, you said you're doing good?

Chris : Yeah. I keep a good faith everything is going to work out.

Ralph: Doing good, feeling good?

Chris : Yep.

Ralph: How's the last few days been? I know it's been pretty stressful.

Chris : Bit stressful, but... I've taken it one moment at a time and...I've got my...I've got my loves.

Ralph: Well that's good.

Guy in background: Do you, like, Josh Moon, like, did you dirty?

[An officer begins frisking Chris, and apparently finds something on his waistband]

Chris: (To officer) Oh, well, that's just the one thing, that's a pin. Feel free, just go ahead and take it out, it's a picture of Muffins from My Little Pony.

Guy in background: Your Love Quest is over, Chris!

Chris: (To officer) I promise like...I was not (indistinct) to fall... it fell off my bag, I did not want to lose it. And please, I would like that in my collection. (indistinct)

Jesse: Hey, Ethan!

Ralph: What's up, Jesse?

Jesse: How you doing?

Ralph: Boy we almost missed it, huh?

[Ralph and Jesse laugh]

Jesse: I was wandering around the mall.

[The officer starts searching Chris's left side]

Chris: Well, heh. He's not offering me any options there...

Officer: I'm just letting you know I'm... (indistinct)

May in background: I literally ran out to get that (chuckles). This is nuts.

[Someone makes a noise in the background]

Jesse: Christine, this man does want to help you.

Ralph: Yeah, we were trying to get you on the show, but...look, when you get out, look me up, Killstream. I don't know if you know who I am or not.

May in background: We're here to help you!

[Indistinct yelling in background]

Ralph: We saw what Josh was doing to you, so we wanted to come try to talk to you.

[The cop finishes his search]

Police officer: (To Chris) Do you have anything else on you?

Chris: I have nothing else on me.

[The police officer says something to Chris]

Chris: I understand. I have no weed, I have no drugs on (indistinct)... like I said, frisk me, there you go! (chuckles)

Ralph: (Chuckles)

Chris: That felt good!

Ralph: (Laughs loudly)

Chris: Thank you.

Police officer: Alright, let's have a seat.

Jesse: Christine, is the merge coming?

Ralph: Aight...

Chris: It's happening now, we're on the very last thread!

Ralph: (talking over Chris) The Merge, it's happening right now, isn't it?

May in background: It's happening right now, it is.

Chris: We're living it!

[Chris turns to the officers.]

Chris: (indistinct) ...Batman into a hero.

[Chris sits down as one of the officers points into the back of the police car]

May in background: It's happening right now.

Guy in background: Merge the dimensions, Chris!

Ralph: Farewell, Chris Chan!

May in background: (indistinct) The Dimensional Merge is happening right now, August 1, 2021.

[Chris disappears into the back of the police car]

Ralph: Well there goes Chris Chan into the Henrico County... deputy's car here.

Guy in background: Don't let the boulder(?) hit you!

Ralph: I don't think they've had an... arrest like this.

May in background: No, don't think so.

Ralph: We just got here, too.

Guy in background: This is like the first time nobody's filming the police.

May in background: I know.

[Everyone laughs]

Someone else in background: ...beginning of an era.

Another person in background: ...did you bring the wallet?

Guy in background: Which one of you wanted to ask questions?

Jesse: Oh I had a chance, but...

Ralph: Okay...

Guy in background: (To officers) Yeah, please do take like good care of her, she is like a good person.

Police officer: I will. I treat everybody the same, man. Alright, y'all have a good day.

Ralph: Thank you, officers.

Guy in background: Thank you.

Ralph: I appreciate y'all taking enough time for me to get here, too.

[Camera turns away from the police cars]

Ralph: Woww! (breathing heavily) Was that... (camera turns to show Ralph's face) ...was that a scoop or what, ladies and gentlemen? What the, what in the world? Oh as always, falling into my lap here!

Guy in background: (indistinct) ...tell me I didn't make it happen, I told you it was gonna happen.

May in background: Dude... (indistinct)

Ralph: He did, he told me. I wasn't going to come out to all this, but...

May in background: I can't believe he stayed over here!

Ralph: ...we just got the footage, Jesse PS was riding up over here!

[End of relevant footage.]

Initial jail stay

Aerial view of Henrico County Jail West
Aerial view of Central Virginia Regional Jail

At 8:23 PM later that day, Chris was booked into Henrico County Jail West and held without bail.[20][1] On 2 August 2021, the Charlottesville CBS affiliate, CBS 19, reported on the case, following the release of a press release from the Greene County Sheriff's Department indicating that Chris had been moved to Central Virginia Regional Jail, which serves several rural counties including Greene County.[2]

Calls to the Sheriff's Office confirmed that Chris was being held on a charge of incest. Notably, the charge against Chris is listed on the Henrico Sheriff's Office website as "incest with own child or grandchild",[20] presumably shorthand for the full crime code which is defined as "With own or step child or grandchild, father, mother, etc. (incest)"[21]

The record for Chris's custody status initially labelled him as female[22] due to him having legally changed the gender marker on his driver's license in 2016.[23] It was claimed by sensationalist media that Chris would be housed in a female jail,[24][25] though this was not confirmed by official sources. The custody status record was updated to list Chris as male without explanation and he was placed in a corresponding facility.[26] It is noted that transgender inmates in Virginia are usually only placed in the prison of their identified gender if they have received sex-change surgery,[27] which Chris has not. On 7 August 2021, conservative media host Tucker Carlson briefly talked about the discourse in a Fox News segment, exposing millions of retired, right-wing boomers to Chris for the first time.[25]

Many observers predicted Chris would not take to an extended jail stay well. However, on August 5, the jail's Captain Hoffman told news, "I've had an interaction with inmate Chandler and it's been fine. Everything is okay."[26] This surprising revelation could be explained by a letter Chris sent from jail in early November, which strongly implies that he has been placed in some form of protective custody to ensure his safety. A previous letter he sent in early October confirms that he is being fed well and that he has been able to purchase minor luxuries from the jail's commissary including playing cards, earplugs and a sports bra.

Legal proceedings and communications

First court appearance

Chris's lawyer, David Heilberg.

On 4 August 2021, Kenneth Sneathern, a judge from Greene County's General District Court, assigned David Heilberg to represent Chris, and also transferred the case to Greene's J&DR (Juvenile and Domestic Relations) court for bond.

During the hearing, Chris requested feminine pronouns be used for himself due to being transgender.[28]

Second court appearance

On 5 August 2021, Chris appeared before Greene County's J&DR court for the beginning of his arraignment, represented by Charlottesville public defender David Heilberg.[28]

Edwin Consolvo, the attorney representing Greene County, asked presiding judge David M. Barredo to deny Chris bond out of concern for "the community's safety and Ms. Chandler's safety," pointing out that "it’s clear that people sought out where Chandler was staying at a hotel in Henrico and videotaped her arrest." Chris interrupted by loudly saying, "I'm famous on the internet," to which Heilberg advised him not to speak unless spoken to by the court.

Chris was sworn in to state his case for bond, but instead demanded to be allowed to pick up personal possessions first, saying he would be "willing to proceed with everything if I can get that done."

Judge Barredo pointed out that bond considerations involve whether a defendant is a flight risk and whether the defendant is a danger to himself, his family, or community. Chris interrupted to say, "she", in reference to his transgender identity; Barredo responded he was reciting from the state statute.

Barredo ordered Chris to be held without bond until the preliminary trial on 16 September, listing as reasons the nature of the allegations against Chris and that there appears to be a personal danger to Chris and the public at large. While Heilberg was informing the judge that he sought "evaluations" of Chris, Chris interrupted his own attorney by loudly stomping on the floor and demanding "to get everything back home," claiming "I won't feel safe proceeding" until he could get the items back.[28]

Judging by Chris's behavior, it can be inferred that Chris either did not fully understand or care about the seriousness of his charges and the possible consequences, or that he still expected to be saved by the Dimensional Merge.

On 9 August 2021, Newsweek posted an article on the case, quoting Heilberg, who said that his client was "legally disabled with mental health issues," and called Chris's online antics "a product of mental health issues causing misguided attention seeking and often provocative engagement with others."[29]

Continuance and first letter from jail

Main article: Jail Letter - 19 September 2021
The first page of Chris's letter.

Chris's next court appearance was to begin 16 September 2021,[28] but got a continuance before the hearing was even set to commence[31] due to the defense requesting more time to evaluate Chris's mental health, giving him a brief respite.[32]

Three days later, Chris penned a bizarre letter directed to Null and defense lawyer David Heilberg, in which he ranted at Null for turning his back on Chris, and claimed to be Jesus Christ reincarnated, among other equally batshit statements.[7]

More communications from jail

In additional correspondences from jail, Chris provides brief updates on his current experiences and conditions in jail. He would also continue to double down on his delusions, threaten any weens to not steal things from his house, beg for money for both himself and Barbara, and demand his release from jail. In one of these letters Chris rejects a fan's attempt to convert him to Islam. As with his previous replies, he draws offensive comparisons between himself and Allah, and rants more about the Dimensional Merge.

Chris has also called several people while in jail using the inmate telephone service, although, what Chris says in these calls is not much different from what can be found inside the letters. However, in one of the calls, Chris states that he has attempted to call Barbara multiple times, only to receive no answer from her.

Third court appearance

Chris's second court appearance was scheduled for the 18 November 2021.[33] Several fans attempted to attend this hearing, but were turned away by courthouse staff,[34] as the hearing was closed at the request of Chris's lawyer.[33]

Another continuance was granted, with the next hearing taking place after the new year, on 3 February 2022.[33] Chris spent the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years holidays behind bars.

The 3 February hearing was also closed to the public and resulted in another continuance. As a result, Chris spent his 40th birthday incarcerated and missed out on BABSCon in April.


Email from VINE confirming the transfer.

On 28 February 2022, the Virginia VINE Service confirmed that Chris had been transferred to another location from Central Virginia Regional Jail.[35]

Chris eventually confirmed he had been sent to Western State Hospital.[36][note 1] This was due to a competency evaluation following his third hearing, so he could be "educated" on court proceedings for his July hearing.

A letter to Chris's jail being rejected due to him being transferred.[37]

Someone claiming to work for an EMS later private messaged the CWCki Jerkop Larry the Larryhog about Chris's record.[38] They claimed that Chris was transferred via ambulance with a law enforcement escort and that Chris was able to receive narcotic sedative when needed (though the claims are yet to be verified). A Kiwi Farms member claimed that Chris may have been brought to Western State Hospital,[39] which specializes in mental disorders, and this was eventually confirmed by Jail Letter - 1 June 2022, in which Chris revealed details indicating Western State Hospital.

Second Transfer

Chris's third mugshot. The shit eating grin on his face has faded away, and all it took was a simple game of Pin The Autistic a day before his return.

Chris was transferred back to the Central Virginia Regional Jail on 3 May 2022. A mugshot that was taken after the transfer, the first photo of him since August 2021, shows Chris noticeably thinner, with longer hair, more sunken-in eyes, and looking much more gaunt and less enthusiastic than he did previously. This was apparently due to a pin-me-down event occurring the day before while at Western State Hospital.[36]

Notably, in Jail Letter - 11 May 2022, Chris began denying he had ever engaged in any sexual affairs with Barb (despite previously stating he had in the Incest Call and Incest Texts), even claiming in a subsequent letter that Bella confessed to fabricating information during the call without any clarification whatsoever.[36]

Fourth court appearance and Grand Jury

Chris's fourth court hearing was scheduled for 10:00AM EDT on 28 July 2022 as revealed by a call from an anonymous Discord user to the Greene County Juvenile and Domestic Relations court. It has to be noted that the courthouse gave this information freely and without asking any further questions about the inquiry.

Hearing Time
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As a result of the hearing, Chris's case was transferred out of the J&DR court and to the Circuit Court. It was sent to a grand jury for a potential felony incest charge.

Fans such as Kiwi Farms users and Kenneth Engelhardt called the court clerk who informed them of the grand jury move. It was confirmed by court records.

I just called the Clerk of Court for Greene County regarding CWC. Yes it is verified this is going before a grand jury on felony charges.

Proof Call
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Deferred disposition and sealing of case


Chris is NOT being released from jail as a result of his autism. The grand jury hearing was merely postposed due to Chris's lawyer filing a motion for an autism disorder deference three days prior to the intended meeting date. His case will also not be dismissed. Rather, his sentence has been deferred, will be placed under probation terms, and some of his records, primarily information regarding his pre-trial, will be required to be concealed, as only specific higher-ups will be able to access them.

On 5 August 2022, David Heilberg filed a motion for an autism disorder deferred disposition.[41] The grand jury hearing, which was scheduled to occur on 8 August, was instead continued. A motion hearing is due to take place on 9 August.[42] A caller had asked the court about Chris's records, to which they revealed them being sealed due to overwhelming public interest of the case. David Heilberg had also confirmed this in a response to an email, explaining that the case was sealed so that potential jurors in Greene County would not be unduly prejudiced in the event of Chris's case going to trial:[43]

RE: Reporting on Christine Chandler

Mr. Brown:

The reason that the case was sealed was because there was so much intense legitimate and illegitimate external interest about Ms. Chandler. Greene County is a small rural place. In a unique situation like this, there is case authority (attached) to keep all pre-trial materials sealed so that it will later be possible to select a local jury for a fair trial if and when this is needed. The application of the Depasquale remedy to prevent prejudicial pre-trial publicity is probably the only story that you can tell. This relief is rarely sought and allowed. However, the unique intense interest in this case, including inaccurate online disinformation, required this infrequently used remedy. In our current age of unregulated online disinformation about almost anything and everyone, this remedy might be needed now more than ever.


David L. Heilberg, PLC
Attorney at Law

"Depasquale" refers to the 1978 Supreme Court case Gannett Company, Inc. v. DePasquale, which held that prohibiting the public from attending pre-trial proceedings in criminal cases is a legitimate method to minimize prejudicial publicity.[44]

An autism deferred disposition refers to a Virginia law passed in 2020 which could result in a deference of further court proceedings with the defendant placed on probation terms set by the court, and could also result in the charge being dismissed, if the defendent completes certain criteria set by a judge before a review of their case.[45]

Case reviews

Chris's case is currently set for review by the court on both 7 March 2023 and 8 August 2023.[46]

Originally, during August 2022, only a single review was scheduled for 8 August 2023.[47] However, in January 2023, another review was scheduled for 27 January.[46] At that review, the case was continued to 14 February 2023[48], but was later moved a day early to 13 February on 8 February[49]. That review was then continued to 7 March. The 7 March review was also continued.

Additional letters

On 30 January 2023, two further letters appeared in Chris' court record: one by Allyson K. Tysinger, Senior Assistant Attorney General at Office of the Attorney General, who specialises in mental health law,[50] and another by Gateway Homes, a non-profit organization that provides mental health services in a residential setting in Chesterfield County.[51] This would seem to make it very likely that the wheels are in motion for Chris to be released into a group home situation.

Praetor interview

Main article: March 2023 Praetor Interview

According to a March 2023 interview with Praetor, Chris is still in contact with the group, apparently still receives the monthly tugboat, does not receive visitors in jail, and has grown a beard while in custody due to shaving restrictions.


Chris's case number is CR22000141-00 and the offense is 18.2-366 (written in the software as "Incest w/own child"), a Class 5 felony.

Court proceedings (J&DR Court)

Date Time Result Type Continuance
07/28/2022 10:00 AM FINAL STATUS HEARING

The court record notes, "Case is certified to the grand jury - See Circuit Court case information."


Court proceedings (Circuit Court)

On 29 July 2022, Greene County Circuit Court posted information relating to Chris's case. The information also provides official confirmation that Chris had been sent to Western State Hospital earlier in the year. Chris was also evaluated by "ILPPP", the University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy.

Case Details

Case Number: CR22000141-00

Filed: 07/29/2022

Commenced by: Indictment



Sex: Male

Race: White

DOB: 02/24/****

Address: RUCKERSVILLE, VA 22968


Code Section: 18.2-366

Charge Type: Felony

Class: 5

Offense Date: 07/01/2021

Arrest Date: 08/01/2021

Date Time Type Result
01/27/2023 3:00 PM REVIEW CONTINUED
02/13/2023 9:30 AM REVIEW CONTINUED
03/07/2023 9:30 AM REVIEW CONTINUED
08/08/2023 9:00 AM REVIEW


Pleadings/Orders Detail

Note that the dates of 7/29 aren't accurately reflected, as the records weren't added to the system until July 29.

Court staff have censored information three times on their website appearing under the Remarks section; the information has been archived below.

Filed Type Party Judge Book Page Remarks
07/29/2022 Warrants
07/29/2022 Complaint
07/29/2022 Other CHECKLIST FOR BAIL
07/29/2022 Commitment Order
07/29/2022 Request FOR APPT OF A LAWYER
07/29/2022 Evaluation Order
07/29/2022 Other
07/29/2022 Transportation Order
07/29/2022 Transportation Order
07/29/2022 Evaluation Report FROM ILPPP
07/29/2022 Order TO CLOSE HEARING
07/29/2022 Transportation Order
07/29/2022 Evaluation Report FROM WESTERN STATE HOSPITA
07/29/2022 Letter FROM DAVID HEILBERG
07/29/2022 Notice DISPOSITION NOTICE
08/09/2022 Order CVW
08/10/2022 Transportation Order
08/08/2022 Waive Right To Indictment
08/09/2022 Order
08/23/2022 Order CVW
09/01/2022 Letter FROM DBHDS
11/22/2022 Letter FROM DBHDS
12/05/2022 Letter FROM DBHDS
12/13/2022 Letter FROM DAVID HEILBERG
01/05/2023 Letter FROM ALLYSON K. TYSINGER
01/27/2023 Letter FROM DBHDS
02/03/2023 Order CVW
02/13/2023 Letter FROM DAVID HEILBERG
02/21/2023 Order DMB
03/07/2023 Order


Fan videos

Sonichu Saves Chris Chan from Prison to Fight Clyde Cash & Liquid Chris!
Stardate 11 September 2021
Made By sheWIND
Subject Matter Chris in jail
Video Type Animation
Other Info "Christine Weston Chandler, aka Chris Chan, mayor of Cwcville, is rescued by the demential merge after going to jail for hurting Barb by Sonichu to have a final battle against some of his strongest trolls, Clyde Cash and Liquid Chris!!"
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chris chan in prison
Stardate 3 January 2022
Made By Antonio Prola
Subject Matter Chris in jail
Other Info "......you know the how expression too many cooks spoil the broth? Well t- this was too many crooks! Too many CROOKS! TOO many CROOKS! And that ED page is one of those crooks. Every page. Every word. On the discussion page. Is a crook."
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Congratulations Chris Chan, Animatic with Voices
Stardate 5 May 2022
Made By nathanwagnervo
Subject Matter Animatic
Other Info Sonichu musically telling off Chris for ruining his own life.
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Chris Chan in Ace Attorney
Stardate 3 August 2021
Made By Tails is dissapointed in your recent decisions
Other Info We're in for quite the ride, aren't we?
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Fan Art

See also


  1. VINELink could not track Chris in the period of his transfer, so wherever he was placed is not a jail. The courts are required by law to say if Chris was transferred to a prison. The transfer status would be "Released" if Chris was sent back to his house. When called, CVRJ says the information is "Privileged" which usually means medical.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chris Chan arrested for ‘incest’ after claims Sonichu comic book creator sexually assaulted family member (archived). The Sun.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Press release on CBS, Facebook
  3. File:Transfer.jpg
  4. File:May3jailconfirmed.PNG
  5. Transgender, autistic internet personality Chris Chan held without bond in men's jail on incest charge involving senile mom
  6. Kiwi Farms posts (Null)#Summing Up Post-Incest Leak
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jail Letter - 19 September 2021
  8. 8.0 8.1 Null DMs#Chris takes money from Barb
  9. Regency Mall (Richmond, Virginia) and Chesterfield Towne Center on Wikipedia
  10. Chris leaks the Ashbys' address to Miyamoto-san
  11. Chris told Null that after spending the night in his car, he would go to a mall as soon as it opened in the morning and loiter there.[8] The two malls he mentioned, Regency Mall and Chesterfield Towne Center, are in Richmond.[9] This suggests that Aunt Harriet and Uncle Tom, who live in Richmond's southwest suburbs,[10] did not rescind their invitation until he had actually gotten near their home.
  12. The Knights of CWC chats (July 2021)#Everfree revoked
  13. Who is Chris Chan? Sonichu comic creator leaves Twitter scandalized with latest trend
  14. The Knights of CWC chats (July 2021)#Radio silent
  15. Kiwi Farms posts (Marvin)#Marvin answers questions regarding OPERATION: Kingsnake
  16. OPERATION: Kingsnake
  17. 17.0 17.1 Video of Chris's arrest filmed by Killstream crew
  18. Archived Reddit post confirming Chris's location
  19. Archived stream snippet
  20. 20.0 20.1 File:Charged.png
  21. http://www.vcsc.virginia.gov/VCCs/2019/2019VCCintro.pdf
  22. File:Chris custody status female gender.png
  23. File:Christine license.jpg
  24. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9859653/Trans-YouTuber-Chris-Chan-39-filed-female-police-housed-women-inmates.html
  25. 25.0 25.1 Tucker Carlson discusses Chris-Chan
  26. 26.0 26.1 After her arrest on an incest charge, Chris Chan is being categorized as male in jail despite being a trans woman
  27. Transgender prison inmates 5 to 6 times more likely to be victims of sexual assault in U.S., study says
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 Internet personality "Chris-Chan" in court on incest charge (archive)
  29. Beresford, Jack. Chris Chan's Lawyer Says 'Mental Health Issues' Contributed to Incest Charge. Newsweek.
  30. Kiwi Farms posts (other users)#Incest Case September '21 Continuance
  31. The hearing was scheduled for 10:00 AM;[28] news of the continuance broke at 8:31 AM.[30]
  32. https://twitter.com/terrybeigie/status/1438504504396161029 (archive: https://archive.ph/THcDL)
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Kiwi Farms posts (other users)#Incest Case November '21 Continuance
  34. https://www.reddit.com/r/ChrisChanSonichu/comments/qwr53j/tried_going_to_the_hearing_but_was_turned_away_by/
  35. VINELink page
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Jail Letter - 1 June 2022
  37. Kiwi Farms posts (Spamton G. Spamton)
  38. Kiwi Farms posts (other users)#EMS Claim
  39. Kiwi Farms post claiming that Chris was transferred to the Western State Hospital(archive)
  40. https://twitter.com/OnionfarmsMedia/status/1552724115345268736
  41. File:Court Record - Greene Circuit Court - Incest - (Chris, CR22000141-00) - 9 August 2022 Pleadings-Orders.png
  42. File:Court Record - Greene Circuit Court - Incest - (Chris, CR22000141-00) - 9 August 2022.png
  43. File:HeilbergStatement.png
  44. https://www.oyez.org/cases/1978/77-1301
  45. https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/19.2-303.6/
  46. 46.0 46.1 File:Court Record - Greene Circuit Court - Incest - (Chris, CR22000141-00) - 13 February 2023.png
  47. File:Court Record - Greene Circuit Court - Incest - (Chris, CR22000141-00) - 11 August 2022.png
  48. File:Court Record - Greene Circuit Court - Incest - (Chris, CR22000141-00) - 27 January 2023.png
  49. File:Court Record - Greene Circuit Court - Incest - (Chris, CR22000141-00) - 8 February 2023.png
  50. LinkedIn
  51. Gateway Homes
IncestSagaIcon.png Incest Saga IncestSagaIcon.png
The Players

Organizations: Chris Chan Conservation CollectiveTTU Chess Club
People: ChrisBarbara ChandlerIsabella JankeThe SuitressAllenEllDudeRocksGungannDillin ThomasNullThe WCTEthan Ralph

The Games
Platforms: DiscordSignal
The Affair: The Reveal: Shit hits the fan:

Coinciding Sagas
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The Players

Organizations: Lunar Module
People: ChrisDavid HeilbergKenneth EngelhardtCaden PeckHelena FiorenzaEels and the EggmanSpamton G. SpamtonMichael AfghaniThe CrusaderJacob Sockness
Fictional Characters: Vladamir Putin

The Games
Places: Central Virginia Regional JailWestern State Hospital
After the Merge: Jail Communications: Outside Events: