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Jury finds NH white nationalist guilty of rape threat

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Published: Sep. 28, 2020 at 11:13 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H (AP) - A federal jury has found a self-proclaimed white nationalist guilty of threatening to rape the wife of a man who was part of a racist group he felt was harassing and bullying him.

Christopher Cantwell is a New Hampshire resident and radio host who became known after participating in a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The jury found Cantwell guilty Monday of two of the three charges. He was found guilty of extortion and threatening to injure property or reputation, but not guilty of cyberstalking.

He faces up to 22 years in prison. Cantwell did not appear to show any visible reaction to the verdict. His defense team declined to comment.

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