Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Public Prosecution Service of Canada

September 12, 2016 17:15 ET

Youth Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Offence

WINNIPEG, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2016) - Today, in the Provincial Court of Manitoba, Youth Division, a 17-year-old pleaded guilty to counselling the commission of an indictable offence for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with a terrorist group contrary to s. 83.2 of the Criminal Code. Sentencing will occur at a later date.

The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was 16 years old at the time of the offence.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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