Charged: September 17, 2020
Western District of Texas
Pleaded Guilty: January 25, 2021
Jaylyn Christopher Molina and Kristopher Sean Matthews communicated about ISIS and its ideology in a group on an encrypted messaging application. Among the members of the group was an FBI informant. Molina and Matthews began communicating with an undercover agent, who was posing as an ISIS facilitator. Molina and Matthews allegedly recorded themselves pledging allegiance to ISIS and then sent the videos to the undercover agent. They also allegedly shared ISIS propaganda and bomb-making information and discussed traveling to Syria to join ISIS.