Rocky Mount man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after being charged with trying to assist ISIS


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A Rocky Mount man faces up to 20 years in federal prison after being charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS.

According to the Department of Justice, Romeo Xavier Langhorne, 30, declared his support for the terrorist organization and his plans to create and distribute a how-to-video on making an explosive.

Langhorne allegedly requested the help of an undercover agent to make the instructional video of Triacetone Tripeoxid, known as TATP.

He instructed the agent to include a disclaimer in the video, stating it was for educational purposes only to avoid being removed online by service providers, said the Dept. of Justice.

The agent claims Langhorne shared his true intention behind the video: to spread the information for the use of terrorism-related purposes in support of ISIS.

The FBI created a video as Langhorne instructed in Nov. 2019, but without the chemical formula which produces an explosion. Law enforcement said he uploaded the video to a video-sharing website.

Langhorne was arrested on Nov. 15, 2019.


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