A U.S. teenager from Pakistan is being held on terrorism charges, accused of soliciting funds and recruits to help a Pennsylvania woman known as Jihad Jane, two people close to the investigation confirm.
Juvenile charges filed last month accuse the 17-year-old of helping Colleen LaRose support overseas terrorists she had met online, the sources said on Friday. LaRose, 48, has pleaded guilty to charges she plotted to kill a Swedish artist who had offended Muslims.
The Maryland teen had accepted a full scholarship to prestigious Johns Hopkins University, according to a person close to his family. Instead, he remains in custody at a youth facility in Pennsylvania. He could have his case moved to adult court when he turns 18 next month.
'Jihad Jane': U.S. housewife Colleen LaRose (left) pleaded guilty to offering to help Islamic terrorists murder cartoonist Lars Vilks. The woman wearing a burka on the right is believed to be LaRose
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