Ohio man pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State group

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a charge accusing him of trying to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State group.
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Authorities allege 20-year-old Aaron Daniels wired $250 to an Islamic State group operative in January 2016 and told an undercover informant he was interested in traveling to commit violence overseas.
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Daniels was taken into custody last year at John Glenn Columbus International Airport after a months long investigation.
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Daniels, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
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Daniels faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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No sentencing date was set. His attorneys declined to comment.
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