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Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with an attempted hatred transgression and illegally possessing a instrumentality gun, national prosecutors said.
July 21, 2021, 6:58 p.m. ET
An Ohio antheral who was portion of an online assemblage of “incels,” oregon misogynists who blasted women for denying them what they judge is their close to intersexual intercourse, was arrested connected Wednesday and charged with plotting to sprout students successful sororities, national prosecutors said.
The man, Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with 1 number of attempting to perpetrate a hatred crime, which, due to the fact that it progressive an effort to kill, is punishable by up to beingness successful prison, and 1 number of illegally possessing a instrumentality gun, which is punishable by up to 10 years, according to the Justice Department.
Mr. Genco’s nationalist defender, Richard Monahan, did not instantly respond to messages connected Wednesday.
From July 2019 to March 2020, according to a national indictment, Mr. Genco was progressive connected a website for “incels,” abbreviated for involuntary celibates, a statement that members of the assemblage assertion for themselves.
The question gained wide attraction successful 2014, erstwhile Elliot Rodger, a self-described incel who left down misogynistic ramblings, killed six people, including 2 women extracurricular a sorority house, successful Isla Vista, Calif.
In 2018, a antheral drove a rental van onto a engaged Toronto sidewalk, sidesplitting 10 radical and severely injuring 16, minutes aft helium had posted a Facebook tribute to Mr. Rodger and proclaimed, “The Incel Rebellion has already begun!”
Mr. Genco, who had attended Army basal grooming astatine Fort Benning successful Georgia from August 2019 to December 2019, had besides expressed admiration for Mr. Rodger, prosecutors said.
Before his attack, Mr. Rodger had changeable a radical of assemblage students with orangish foodstuff from a h2o gun, prosecutors said.
Mr. Genco posted connected an incel website that helium had besides changeable couples and “foids” — abbreviated for “femoids,” an incel word for women — with orangish foodstuff from a h2o gun, which made him consciousness “spiritually connected to the saint connected that day,” according to the indictment.
On Aug. 3, 2019, Mr. Genco wrote a manifesto titled “A Hideous Symphony,” by “Tres Genco, the socially exiled Incel,” successful which helium stated that helium would “slaughter” women retired of “hatred, jealousy and revenge,” prosecutors said. That aforesaid day, Mr. Genco searched online for sororities and a assemblage successful Ohio, which was not named successful a national indictment.
On Jan. 11, 2020, prosecutors said, Mr. Genco wrote different papers entitled “isolated,” successful which helium said: “If you’re speechmaking this, I’ve done thing horrible. Somehow you’ve travel crossed the writings of the deluded and homicidal,” prosecutors said. He signed the document, “Your hopeful person and murderer.”
Four days later, Mr. Genco conducted surveillance astatine an unidentified assemblage successful Ohio and searched connected the net for “planning a shooting crime” and “when does preparing for a transgression go an attempt,” prosecutors said.
On March 11, 2020, Mr. Genco searched online for constabulary scanner codes for the constabulary successful Columbus, Ohio, and assemblage police, prosecutors said.
The adjacent day, the constabulary went to Mr. Genco’s location and found, successful the trunk of his vehicle, a firearm with a bump banal attached, respective loaded magazines, assemblage armor and boxes of ammunition, prosecutors said.
Inside Mr. Genco’s home, constabulary officers recovered a Glock-style 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol with nary manufacturer’s marks oregon serial number, hidden successful a heating vent successful his bedroom, prosecutors said.
Seamus Hughes contributed reporting.