Federal grand jury indicts Hawaii soldier with providing support to ISIS

Kang, in a photo released by federal prosecutors, appears to be shown holding the flag of the...
Kang, in a photo released by federal prosecutors, appears to be shown holding the flag of the Islamic State.
Updated: Jul. 21, 2017 at 5:04 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A federal grand jury has indicted a 34-year-old Hawaii soldier with four counts of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested July 8, and has been detained since then.

Court documents alleged Kang pledged his loyalty to ISIS and told an undercover federal agent that he wanted to kill "a bunch of people."

They also say Kang sought to provide undercover agents posing as ISIS members with military information, some of it classified, and training.

Kang, a 2001 graduate of Kaiser High School, enlisted in the Army in December 2001, just months after the 9/11 attacks.

He was deployed to Iraq in 2010, and served in Afghanistan in 2014, according to his military service record.

Kang is set to appear in court next on July 24.

If convicted, Kang faces a maximum of 20 years behind bars for each count.

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