A 21-year-old man from Ohio, who identified himself as an “incel, or involuntary bachelor,” was charged on Wednesday for allegedly instigating a “massacre” of women at an Ohio university, the officials said. prosecutors.
Fox 19 reported that Tres Genco is accused of conducting surveillance at an anonymous Ohio university on January 15, 2020, and on the same day he researched “planning a gun crime” and “when to prepare for a crime become an attempt? ”
The station noted that investigators said they discovered a manifesto claiming he would kill “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge.” The New York Times reported that prosecutors said Genco was part of an online group of “incels,” who accuse women of denying them sex.
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The Times, citing the Justice Department, reported that Genco faces life in prison if convicted because he was charged with attempting to commit a hate crime for the sake of killing. His public defender did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.
The Justice Department statement points to a 2014 shooting by a self-identified incel named Elliot Rodger, which killed six people and injured 14 others outside a sorority house in the University of California at Santa Barbara, before committing suicide.
Genco frequently posted on an incel website in 2019 and 2020. In an article he wrote that he used a water gun to spray “foids” in the face with orange juice, which Rodger did. before the Santa Barbara murders, prosecutors said.
Local police raided Genco’s home in March 2020 and found a gun with a butt attached – which allows it to be fired quickly – a pistol, loaded ammo magazines, ammo boxes and a bulletproof vest.
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He also faces a firearm charge that could carry a jail term of up to 10 years, Fox 19 reported.
He will remain in custody until a detention hearing on Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report