CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who attempted to join the Islamic State will spend the summer at a halfway house for getting on the internet without prior court permission.
Mohammed Hamzah Khan of Bolingbrook, who served three years in prison, was caught by the FBI using a smartphone to log onto dating sites.READ MORE: Chicagoans React To President Biden' Plan To Tackle The City's Gun Probem
The 22-year-old Kahn, who is on 20-years of probation, appeared Wednesday before U.S. District Judge John Tharp. However, instead of sending Kahn to jail as requested by prosecutors, Tharp ordered him to a halfway house for the summer.READ MORE: Minooka Community High School District 111 And Stanley Fabian Come To Agreement On Lawsuit
Tharp made clear he has little patience with Kahn, saying his going on the internet was strike two for him. Khan, who faced a maximum 15-year term, was sentenced to 40 months in 2016.
Defense attorney Thomas Durkin asked that Khan be placed in a halfway house so he could continue with his classes at the College of DuPage.MORE NEWS: Tornado Victims Displaced Having Trouble Finding New Housing In Post Pandemic Era
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