Central Valley Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting ISIS

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SACRAMENTO--

An Acampo man pleaded guilty Tuesday to supporting the terror organization ISIS.

Nicholas Teausant will be sentenced on March 8. He faces up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and supervised release for the rest of his life.

Teausant, 22, was charged with knowingly providing resources to a terrorist organisation. He was arrested in 2014 at the Canadian border, trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State.

Investigators say Teausant spoke of wanting to blow up his daughter's daycare for being "zionist" and planning an attack on the Los Angeles subway system to an undercover FBI informant during a year-long investigation.

According to a recent report on violent, religious extremism, 250,000 Americans have traveled or tried to travel to Syria and join ISIS. Since 2014, 71 people - including Teausant - have been charged.