Colorado teen arrested for trying to help terror group
ARVADA, Co. – A Colorado woman is charged with conspiracy to support terrorists, according to court documents.
Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, was arrested at the Denver Airport in April just before boarding a flight to Germany.
FBI agents say Conley told them she was going to Turkey to marry a member of the terrorist group ISIS, whom she had met online.
Officials say she planned to join him at an ISIS camp in Syria, where she would act as a nurse.
She came to the attention of authorities after a Colorado pastor called police and reported she was acting suspicious.
Her neighbors say they also noticed a change in her behavior.
“Any time I saw her walking, she would always walk with her head down, you know, very covered,” said Brenda Herrera.
Conley is in the custody of U.S. Marshals.
If convicted of the charge against her, she could face up to 15 years in prison.