Indiana teenager indicted on terrorism charge, accused of trying to join ISIS

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INDIANAPOLIS — A suburban Indianapolis teenager accused of trying to travel overseas to join ISIS has been formally indicted.

A federal grand jury indicted Akram Musleh on Wednesday on a charge of providing material support to a terrorist organization. The Brownsburg, Indiana man, who was 18 at the time of his June arrest, faces a Sept. 23 initial hearing. He’s being held in federal custody.

FBI agents arrested Musleh as he tried to board a bus to New York. Prosecutors have said he planned to fly to Morocco and on to territory controlled by the Islamic State. A criminal complaint alleges Musleh intended to join the terror group.

If convicted, Musleh faces 20 years in prison, a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.