American Teens Admits to Helping Terror Group

American teenager Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, has admitted in a Texas federal court that he has helped Pakistan Based Terrorist Organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). The teenager was arrested in February on suspicion about him working as a recruiter for the Terror Group.

On Wednesday, the teenager pleaded guilty of conspiracy charges and said that he had encouraged an individual to join the LeT. A FBI undercover agent who had infiltrated into the terrorist recruitment ring caught the teenager and the possible recruit.

As Sewell has pleaded guilty, he is now considered as convicted and therefore will not undergo a full trial. When sentenced, Sewell can get a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Another person, Jesus Wilfredi Encarnacion, 29, was arrested at JFK airport as he was about to board a plane to go and join LeT. He is currently facing trial.

According to the FBI, they have not found the evidence that Encarnacion is the recruit, but both case have parallels that link them.

Sukanta Jana