Sterling Terrorism Suspect Pleads Guilty

Sean Andrew Duncan, of Sterling, pleaded guilty today in Federal District Court to obstructing a counterterrorism investigation and receiving child pornography.

The 22-year-old man was accused of destroying a computer thumb drive while running from FBI agents who executed a search warrant on his Sterling home on Dec. 29 as part of terrorism investigation. He later also was charged with knowingly and unlawfully receiving images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and possessing thousands of such images ,including images of infants being sexually abused, that were found on his phone and electronic devices.

Under the plea agreement approved on Monday, Duncan faces a sentence of 15-20 years in prison when punishment is handed down July 6.

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