Indictment accuses Christopher Cantwell of trying to extort personal information. A white nationalist from Keene who pleaded guilty in 2018 to charges stemming from a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia is facing new charges of extortion and making threats. Christopher C. Cantwell, 39, was arrested Thursday morning in Keene by FBI agents. Officials said he was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with extortion and sending interstate threats. According to the indictment, Cantwell allegedly sent an instant message through the Telegram Messenger app to a man who uses the online pseudonym “VM.” The indictment alleges that Cantwell threatened to sexually assault the man’s wife if he didn’t give him information he wanted about someone else.

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