Spring Texas man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison After Trying To Join ISIS

Khan pled guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State group under a plea agreement reached with federal prosecutors

Asher Abid Khan, 23, of Spring, Texas.

A 23-year-old from Spring who tried to join ISIS in Syria, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The sentence is followed by 5 years of supervision.

The Chron reports the federal judge’s sentencing of Asher Abid Khan  surprised federal authorities… who had recommended more than 20 years in prison and lifetime supervision.

Khan, a UH mechanical engineering student, reportedly changed his mind while en route to join ISIS fighters in Syria.