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Posted: December 06, 2017

Man charged with posting Prince George's photo to aid attack

Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Husnain Rashid in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 where he appeared accused of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address on social media. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)
Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Husnain Rashid in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 where he appeared accused of helping would-be terrorists prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address on social media. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)

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            Man charged with posting Prince George's photo to aid attack
FILE - In this Monday, July 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince William, left, holds the hand of his son Prince George on arrival at the airport, in Warsaw, Poland. A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Prosecutors allege Husnain Rashid put the information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on the encrypted platform Telegram. Britain's Sun newspaper reports that Rashid allegedly posted the silhouette of an Islamic State fighter beside George.

            Man charged with posting Prince George's photo to aid attack
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince William accompanies Prince George as he is met by Helen Haslem - the head of the lower school on arrival for his first day of school at Thomas's school in Battersea, London. A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks, it was announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Prosecutors allege Husnain Rashid put the information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on the encrypted platform Telegram. Britain's Sun newspaper reports that Rashid allegedly posted the silhouette of an Islamic State fighter beside George.

The Associated Press

LONDON —

A 31-year-old man has been charged in England with sharing a photo of Prince George and details about his pre-school in a social media post prosecutors allege was meant to help others plan terror attacks.

Authorities have accused Husnain Rashid of putting the information about the 4-year-old son of Prince William and the former Kate Middleton on the encrypted platform Telegram.

Britain's Sun newspaper reports that Rashid allegedly posted the silhouette of an Islamic State fighter beside George, as well as a message suggesting the royal family would not be left alone.

Prosecutors also allege he planned to go to Syria to join IS.

Rashid, from Nelson in northwest England, is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and one count of assisting others to prepare acts of terrorism.


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