Maryland Teenager Pleads Guilty in Pennsylvania Terror Case

Teen agreed to help woman who plotted to kill Swedish artist

Friday, May 4, 2012  |  Updated 8:51 PM EDT
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Teen Pleads Guilty in Jihad Jane Case

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A Maryland teenager faces 15 years in prison after admitting he agreed to help the American terrorist dubbed “Jihad Jane” raise money and recruits for a Muslim holy war.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 18, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Philadelphia to a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists in and around Europe. A sentencing date wasn't been set.

The Ellicott City, Md., honors student had been preparing to go to Johns Hopkins University on a full scholarship. He has been in federal custody since last summer.

Authorities said at age 15 he met a Pennsylvania woman online who called herself Jihad Jane. The woman, Colleen LaRose, admitted she had plotted to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims. She faces life in prison.

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