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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mississippi Woman Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIL

Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, of Starkville, Mississippi, was sentenced today to serve 144 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin, U.S. Attorney Felicia C. Adams of the Northern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Donald Alway of the FBI’s Jackson, Mississippi Division made the announcement.

On March 30, Young pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock of the Northern District of Mississippi, who imposed today’s sentence and ordered Young to serve a 15 year term of supervised release following her imprisonment.

Young pleaded guilty to conspiring with Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 23, also of Starkville, to provide material support to ISIL.  Dakhlalla pleaded guilty to the same charge on March 13 and will be sentenced on Aug. 24. 

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Jackson Division Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Washington Field Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Clay Joyner and Bob Norman of the Northern District of Mississippi and Trial Attorney Rebecca Magnone of the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.

Updated August 11, 2016