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