A Kansas man was charged in Federal Court yesterday with making threats last August to kill Operation Rescue staff members and rape their daughters.
Christopher M. Thompson, 22, faces three counts of threatening communications for a series of phone calls to Operation Rescue’s office and to one staff member’s cell phone. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $250,000 fines for each count.
Thompson told a female Operation Rescue employee that he was going to kill her and her entire family after he sexually assaulted two female family members. He said that he had often followed the staffer and female family members around Wichita, Kansas, the location of Operation Rescue’s national headquarters, and said he knew where the staffer lived.
In addition to the threats of murder and sexual violence, the messages also contained disturbing satanic overtones.
“We are very relieved that this man has been criminally charged. We take threats like this very seriously and always report them to law enforcement. We simply are not going to take any risks with the safety of our staff and our families,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We look forward to the conclusion of this case and pray justice will be served.”
Indictment: Wichita Man Threatened Operation Rescue Workers with Rape, Death
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WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man was indicted today on federal charges of making calls to the office of Operation Rescue in which he threatened to injure employees and their families.
Christopher M. Thompson, 22, Wichita, Kan., is charged with three counts of making threats to injure a person. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Aug. 14, 2018, in Wichita, Kan.
The indictment alleges Thompson made calls threatening to kill Operation Rescue employees and rape their daughters.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The FBI and the Wichita Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan McCarty is prosecuting.