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Jury finds white nationalist guilty of rape threat

Christopher Cantwell was found guilty of threatening to rape a woman. He's a radio host who became known after taking part in the deadly 2017 Charlottesville rally.
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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantwell went on trial Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

CONCORD, N.H. — A federal jury on Monday 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. 

He was arrested in January on federal charges of extortion, making threats and cyberstalking. The jury found Cantwell guilty of two of the three charges. He was found guilty of extortion of extortion and threatening to injure property or reputation, but not guilty of cyberstalking. 

He faces up to 22 years in prison.