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Man admits 'South Park' threats

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A Muslim convert from Brooklyn pleaded guilty Thursday to posting threats on his website against the writers of "South Park" for depicting the Prophet Mohammad, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Muhammed, pleaded guilty to making threatening communications, using the Internet to put others in fear and using his position as leader of the Revolution Muslim organization's Internet sites to conspire to commit murder.

Mortin wrote posts with Zachary Chesser, a Virginia man who pleaded guilty in October 2010 to sending threatening communications to "South Park" writers.

Morton, 33, faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced on May 18.

(with Reuters)

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