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Adult film actress from Post Falls pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire charges

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

Katrina L. Danforth, who made adult films under the name Lynn Pleasant, was charged in late 2018 with hiring a hitman to kill the father of her child. The hitman, according to court records, turned out to be an undercover police officer from Montana. (Myspace)
Katrina L. Danforth, who made adult films under the name Lynn Pleasant, was charged in late 2018 with hiring a hitman to kill the father of her child. The hitman, according to court records, turned out to be an undercover police officer from Montana. (Myspace)

An adult film actress from Post Falls made her first appearance in federal court in Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges that she tried to hire someone to kill another person.

Katrina L. Danforth, 31, who makes films under the name Lynn Pleasant, was booked into the Spokane County Jail last month on a federal hold based on an indictment that was handed down Dec. 18 in U.S. District Court in Idaho.

Federal agents arrested Danforth on Dec. 19 at the Spokane International Airport, and she made her initial appearance that day in federal court in Spokane.

Danforth appeared Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush for her arraignment and pleaded not guilty to five counts of using interstate commerce in the “commission of murder for hire.”

Bush set the initial trial date for March 4, and Bush ordered Danforth to remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

According to court records, Danforth attempted to hire someone to kill a person identified only as “R.H.” She faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. However, because she has no prior felony convictions, she would face much less prison time if she is convicted.

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