19-Year-Old Accused Of Threatening Women’s Clinic Via iFunny – CBS Chicago
A federal complaint accuses a Chicago 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh of posting messages through a social media site typically used to produce humorous memes to threaten a deadly attack on an abortion clinic in the city.
The filing doesn’t identify the clinic.
Sheikh is charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. It carries a maximum five-year prison sentence.
Agents arrested him Friday and he made an initial appearance in Chicago federal court Monday morning. Standing in orange jail clothes, he told the magistrate judge he understood the charges.
A message left for his court-appointed federal defender, Amanda Penabad, wasn’t immediately returned. A detention hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.
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