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Sentencing rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol plot suspect

  • FILE – This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio, shows Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township in suburban Cincinnati. The sentencing of Cornell, accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, has been rescheduled to Dec. 5, 2016, after he pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to three federal charges stemming from his Jan. 14, 2015, arrest. (Butler County Jail via AP, File)

    FILE – This Jan. 14, 2015 file photo made available by the Butler County Jail in Hamilton, Ohio, shows Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township in suburban Cincinnati. The sentencing of Cornell, accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, has been rescheduled to Dec. 5, 2016, after he pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to three federal charges stemming from his Jan. 14, 2015, arrest. (Butler County Jail via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – This July 29, 2016, booking photo made available by the Boone County Jail in Burlington, Ky., shows Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township in suburban Cincinnati. The sentencing of Cornell, accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, has been rescheduled to Dec. 5, 2016, after he pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to three federal charges stemming from his Jan. 14, 2015, arrest. (Boone County Jail via AP, File)

    FILE – This July 29, 2016, booking photo made available by the Boone County Jail in Burlington, Ky., shows Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township in suburban Cincinnati. The sentencing of Cornell, accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group, has been rescheduled to Dec. 5, 2016, after he pleaded guilty Aug. 1 to three federal charges stemming from his Jan. 14, 2015, arrest. (Boone County Jail via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Sentencing has been rescheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group.

Twenty-two-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell pleaded guilty last month to three charges stemming from his January 2015 arrest.

Sentencing for Cornell had been set for Oct. 31. Cincinnati federal Judge Sandra Beckwith on Thursday set a new date of Dec. 5.

Prosecutors have said they will seek a maximum of 30 years in prison.

FBI agents arrested Cornell in the parking lot of a gun shop near Cincinnati, saying he'd just bought two M-15 assault weapons and ammunition.

Cornell's father has said his son was misled and coerced by "a snitch."