Sydney schoolgirl, 17, who sent at least $17,000 to ISIS fighters in Syria faces up to 15 years in prison

A Sydney teenager who sent thousands of dollars to Islamic State fighters overseas is fighting an application for her sentence to be decided in the NSW District Court where she’d face a tougher sentence.

The 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, has so far had her matter heard in a children’s court where the maximum sentence for the offence is two years.

But prosecutor Troy Anderson argued in the Parramatta Children’s Court on Friday that a heftier sentence was warranted given the severity of the crime and her level of involvement over many months.