Ohio “incel” charged with hate crime for conspiring to shoot women
An Ohio man involved in a misogynistic online community known as “incels” was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted hate crime over a conspiracy to mass shoot women.
Driving the news: Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, “allegedly plotted to commit a hate crime, including a plan to shoot sorority students at an Ohio university,” according to a Justice Department statement. He is also charged with illegal possession of a machine gun.
- The DOJ said Genco actively participated in a website for “incels,” short for “involuntary bachelors,” from at least July 2019 to mid-March 2020, and identified himself as an incel.
The context: The Incels seek to commit acts of violence in support of their belief that women are unfairly denying them the sexual or romantic attention to which they think they are entitled.
To note : In an online article, Genco reportedly detailed spraying “certain foids and couples” with orange juice in a squirt gun “- using the incel shorthand for” femoids, “their term for women.
- The DOJ alleges that Genco likened this “extremely uplifting action” to similar behavior by Excel Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and 14 others outside a sorority house in Isla Vista, Calif., In 2014.
- “Before his mass attack, Rodger shot a group of students with orange juice from a water pistol,” the Department of Justice noted.
Enlarge: Genco reportedly wrote a manifesto in which he promised to “slaughter” women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge” and also wrote that he was targeting “a number of murders of 3,000 people”, according to the statement.
- Prosecutors allege that in 2019 Genco “purchased tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie with the word” revenge “on, cargo pants, a bowie knife, a face mask, two Glock 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 clip and a concealed holster clip wear for a Glock. “
- A police search of his home in March last year found a Glock-style 9mm semi-automatic pistol hidden in his house, with no mark or serial number, among other items, according to prosecutors.
- He also completed basic army training at Fort Benning in Georgia from August 2019 to December 2019, according to the DOJ.
For memory : Genco is also charged with illegal possession of a machine gun.