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Md. teen admits to terrorism charge

PHILADELPHIA - A teenager from Maryland pleaded guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges for offering assistance to an American woman who dubbed herself Jihad Jane and supported an Irish terrorist cell bent on waging a Muslim holy war in Europe.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid, now 18, faces a 15-year prison sentence for a single count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists for his offer to raise money and recruit terrorists for jihad.

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Khalid, then a 17-year-old high school student from Ellicott City, Md., was arrested last July after he corresponded with a woman who later admitted plotting to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims.

Khalid was just 15 when he began online chats with Colleen LaRose, the Pennsylvania woman calling herself Jihad Jane who now faces life in prison.

Khalid was held in FBI custody as a juvenile before being indicted after turning 18. He and his family are legal immigrants from Pakistan and he could be deported following completion of his prison term. A sentencing date was not immediately set.

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