Fayette Co. man accused of threatening to torture, kill President Obama

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. —

A Fayette County man already in prison for his conviction on charges of making terroristic threats and aggravated indecent assault on a child is facing new charges related to threatening President Barack Obama.

Authorities said 34-year-old Joseph Savage was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of threatening Obama and his family.

According to detectives, Savage is accused of mailing a letter to Obama which threatened to torture and kill him and members of his family.

The letters state the crimes will be committed when Savage is released from prison, investigators said.

A Fayette County judge in January 2013 sentenced Savage to 12 1/2 to 25 years in prison on the state charges.

He is an inmate at SCI-Houtzdale in Clearfield County, according to state records. Savage could face additional prison time if he is convicted on the new charges.

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