North Texas 18-year-old pleads guilty to supporting terrorist group

An 18-year-old former Arlington ISD student has pleaded guilty to trying to support terrorists in Pakistan.

Michael Kyle Sewell pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, also known as LeT.

Sewell had talked with undercover agents who he thought were members of a terror group and tried to recruit for the organization.

He now faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 12 in Fort Worth.