ABERDEEN, Miss. (UPI) — A federal judge sentenced a Mississippi woman to 12 years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State.

Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, of Starkville, pleaded guilty to the charge in March, admitting she conspired with Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 23, her fiancé, to serve IS as a medic.

Young, a recent convert to Islam and daughter of a police officer, and Dakhlalla, son of a Muslim cleric, were arrested in February as they boarded a plane in Columbus, Miss., with plans to travel to Atlanta and then to Syria, court documents said.

The FBI arrested Young after she researched IS material online and told an undercover agent of her plans.

Chief U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock of the Northern District of Mississippi heard her guilty plea in February, and Thursday ordered Young to serve a 15-year term of supervised release after her prison sentence.

Dhaklalla, also of Starkville, pleaded guilty to the same charge on March 13. He will be sentenced on August 24.

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