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.