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White nationalist from NH pleads not guilty to making threat

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Published: Jan. 23, 2020 at 1:09 PM EST
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A white nationalist from New Hampshire has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute.

Christopher Cantwell is accused of using the Telegram messaging app to make the threat on June 16, 2019.

Cantwell lives in Keene, New Hampshire, and was arraigned Thursday in Concord on charges of extortion and sending interstate threats.

His public defender did not comment.

Cantwell pleaded guilty in 2018 to assault after he was accused of using pepper spray against two counterprotesters during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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