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Teen working at kindergarten in Austria attempts to marry ISIS fighter

By Mason White 2:06 PM March 4, 2016
Teen girl (illustration) 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A teen was arrested on a charge of terrorism after attempting to marry an ISIS fighter in Syria, police in Austria said.

Now, the 18-year-old woman, who was not identified, has been sentenced to serve six months in prison after being convicted of terrorism.

According to the police, the teenager of Vienna, was arrested along with a large group who were captured on the border between Romania and Bulgaria.

The woman told police that she was heading to Turkey, and planning to marry a young man. She refused to identify the young man.

However, investigators believed that the woman was planning to travel to Syria, and marry an ISIS fighter. The woman also discussed the objectives of the Islamic State in chat rooms on the Internet.

The woman was sentenced to six months in prison instead of three years sought by prosecutors because she was working as an assistant in a kindergarten and a longer sentence would have disrupted her job.