APNewsBreak: Soldier to plead guilty in terrorism help case

August 21, 2018 - 9:39 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer for a Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group says his client will plead guilty.

Assistant Honolulu Federal Defender Alexander Silvert tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang has agreed to plead guilty but he won't say which charges he'll be pleading to.

Court documents say Kang allegedly provided undercover agents he believed were part of the Islamic State group with classified military information.

Court records show that Kang is scheduled to withdraw his not guilty plea on Thursday.

A plea agreement hasn't been filed in court yet.

According to court documents, a confidential informant told authorities Kang watched videos depicting beheadings and other violence in his room every day.

He was arrested last year.

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