Montreal Teen Allegedly Committed Robbery to Help Terrorist Group

January 28, 2015 Updated: January 29, 2015

MONTREAL—A 15-year-old Montreal boy will return to court in mid-February to have a trial date set in connection with a pair of terrorism-related charges.

The teenager appeared briefly in youth court this morning and saw the case put off.

Federal prosecutors allege he committed a robbery for the benefit of an unspecified terrorist organization.

Authorities also say the adolescent wished to leave Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group abroad.

While the teen has pleaded guilty to the robbery charge laid by a provincial prosecutor, a sentencing scheduled for today will now take place only when the federal matter is settled.

The case returns to court Feb. 16.