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24-year-old man pleads guilty to terrorism-related charge in Toronto court

Screen grab from a Mar 29, 2016 Global News report showing Kevin Omar Mohamed.
Screen grab from a Mar 29, 2016 Global News report showing Kevin Omar Mohamed. Global News

TORONTO – A 24-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a terrorism-related charge in a Toronto court.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada says Kevin Omar Mohamed pleaded guilty Friday to one count of participating in or contributing to, directly or indirectly, any activity of a terrorist group for the purpose of enhancing the ability of any terrorist group to facilitate or carry out a terrorist activity.

The prosecution service did not provide details of the case but said the maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment.

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Mohamed has been in custody since he was charged in March 2016 and officials say he’ll be sentenced at a later date.

Mohamed was originally charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.

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His lawyer, Anser Farooq, said at the time that the weapon was a knife that police alleged was illegal.

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