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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 29, 2019

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Operation Rescue worker

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty today to threatening an employee of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Christopher M. Thompson, 22, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty of one count of making a threat. In his plea, he admitted making three phone calls to Operation Rescue in one day containing threats against the group’s employees.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 15. He faces a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. McAllister commended the FBI, the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty for their work on the case.

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Updated July 30, 2019