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Md. teen in secret custody in Pa. in ‘Jihad Jane’ plot

PHILADELPHIA — A source close to the family confirms that a Maryland teen from Pakistan is in secret U.S. custody, accused of helping recruit terrorists for the Pennsylvania woman known as “Jihad Jane.”

Information was filed last month accusing the 17-year-old of helping Colleen LaRose in her alleged efforts to incite an Islamic holy war.

The 17-year-old high school graduate had accepted a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University. He is instead in custody at a youth facility in Berks County, Pa. He could be moved to an adult prison — and have his case moved to adult court — when he turns 18 next month.

A law-enforcement source has confirmed details of the case to The Associated Press.