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Md. Teen Pleads Guilty to Conspiring With 'Jihad Jane
A Maryland teen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring with Colleen LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman also known as "Jihad Jane." (AP File Photo)

Md. Teen Pleads Guilty to Conspiring With 'Jihad Jane

A Maryland teenager pleaded guilty to terrorism charges Friday for conspiring with an American woman known as "Jihad Jane."

Mohammad Hassan Khalid, now 18, faces 15 years in prison for a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for offering to raise money and recruit terrorists for jihad, the Associated Press reported.

Khalid was arrested last year after corresponding with Colleen LaRose, a Pennsylvania woman who has admitted to plotting to kill a Swedish artist whose depiction of the prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog offended Muslims. LaRose, who called herself Jihad Jane, faces life in prison.

In online conversations, Khalid said he would forward money to LaRose for her to give to jihadists in support of a Muslim holy war.

Khalid, who was a 17-year-old high school student from Ellicott City, Md. when he was arrested, had been offered a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University.

Khalid had also spoken of planning a Columbine-style attack on his school during conversations in a jihadist chat room.

According to the Associated Press, Khalid and his family are legal immigrants to the U.S. from Pakistan. He could face deportation upon completion of his prison term.

A sentencing date has not been set.

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