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Trial for Quebec teen facing terrorism charges to begin Sept. 8

03/23/2015 02:52 EDT | Updated 05/23/2015 05:59 EDT
MONTREAL - A Quebec teen charged with attempting to leave Canada to commit acts of terrorism for the benefit of a terror group will stand trial in September.

Lawyers were in youth court in Montreal today and set aside 15 days for a trial.

The teen faces two charges: committing a criminal act for the benefit of an unspecified terrorist organization and planning to leave Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group abroad.

He has pleaded guilty to a robbery charge brought on by the provincial prosecutor, but will be sentenced for that crime only after the other charges are settled.

The RCMP announced the terrorism charges last December.

Crown prosecutors have not specified what terrorist group the teen allegedly tried to help.

The trial is slated to begin Sept. 8 and the federal prosecutor in the case has said she intends to seek an adult sentence on the two counts if he's found guilty.

The motion seeking an adult sentence would be argued only at the conclusion of any trial.