Teen Indicted for 'Jihad Jane' Terror Plot

The 18-year-old faces up to 15 years and possibly deportation.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011  |  Updated 5:12 PM EDT
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Teen Indicted for 'Jihad Jane' Terror Plot

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An 18-year-old Maryland teen has been indicted on charges he helped the terror suspect dubbed "Jihad Jane" with her plot to kill a Swedish artist.

Federal authorities say they indicted Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a legal immigrant from Pakistan and former high school honors student.

Khalid has been the rare juvenile in federal custody since his July 6 arrest, when he was 17, at his family's Ellicott City home.

The indictment charges that he helped recruit women with passports to further the plot of Colleen LaRose of Pennsylvania and others. He faces up to 15 years, and could be deported, if convicted.

Khalid's lawyer, Jeffrey M. Lindy, says he's disappointed the government decided to charge his client as an adult. He vowed to fight the charges.
 

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