(Philadelphia Inquirer) The Maryland teenager charged alongside the Montgomery County woman known as "Jihad Jane," was sentenced to five years in federal prison Thursday, making him the youngest person ever to serve time in a U.S. terrorism case.
Mohammad Hassan Khalid, now 20, of Ellicott City near Baltimore, apologized to his family and described his contact with terrorism suspects online as a mistake, during a sentencing hearing in front of U.S. District Judge Petrese B. Tucker.
"Nothing I say today can excuse the disappointment I have caused my family," he told the judge.
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At age 15, Khalid began talking online to Colleen LaRose, the Pennsburg woman whose online moniker "Jihad Jane" brought her international attention.