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Man admits to threatening workers for anti-abortion group

July 30, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to threatening workers of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.

The Wichita Eagle reports that 22-year-old Christopher Thompson entered a plea Monday in which he admitted making the threats in three phone calls to Operation Rescue on Aug. 14.

Thompson was originally indicted on four counts of transmitting threats through interstate communication. Prosecutors say he threatened in phone calls and voicemails to kill and rape Operation Rescue employees, murder their family members, sexually assault their daughters and that the devil was going to rape them.

Operation Rescue is a national anti-abortion organization headquartered in Wichita.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 15. Thompson faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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