Ladson teen who tried to join ISIS sentenced to 20 years

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Ladson teen accused of attempting to join ISIS has been sentenced in federal court.

Zakaryia Abdin will face 20 years in prison and lifetime supervision after pleading guilty to a charge of attempting to provide material to support a terrorist organization.

Abdin was arrested at Charleston International Airport in 2017 as he tried to board a plane to Jordan.

Authorities say he told an agent posing as an Islamic state recruiter he wanted to torture an American.

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