The New York Times reports:
An Ohio man who was part of an online community of “incels,” or misogynists who blame women for denying them what they believe is their right to sexual intercourse, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with plotting to shoot students in sororities, federal prosecutors said.
The man, Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with one count of attempting to commit a hate crime, which, because it involved an attempt to kill, is punishable by up to life in prison, and one count of illegally possessing a machine gun, which is punishable by up to 10 years, according to the Justice Department.
From July 2019 to March 2020, according to a federal indictment, Mr. Genco was active on a website for “incels,” short for involuntary celibates, a label that members of the community claim for themselves.
Cincinnati’s NBC News affiliate reports:
A federal indictment showed between January and August 2019, Genco purchased tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie bearing the word “Revenge”, cargo pants, a bowie knife and a skull face mask, as well as a rifle, two Glock 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 clip and a holster clip.
The document alleges Genco wrote a manifesto in August 2019 called, “A Hideous Symphony” and said he’d “slaughter” out of hatred, jealousy and revenge. Investigators found he researched sororities, referenced “OSU” and a huge kill count.
Agents said Genco posted online he sprayed orange juice on women like a man named Elliot Rodger, a self-identified “Incel”. Rodger, in 2014, killed six people and hurt 14 others outside of a University of California, Santa Barbara sorority house, federal officials said.
An Ohio man who was part of an online community of “incels” was arrested on Wednesday and charged with plotting to shoot students in sororities, federal prosecutors said. https://t.co/CDt32EKFR1
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