A self-proclaimed “incel” was recently arrested and charged after the authorities discovered that he was planning a mass shooting, especially against college women.
According to a press release from the office of the U.S. Attorney Vipal J. Patel in the Southern District of Ohio, the man was identified as 21-year-old Tres Genco of Hillsboro, Ohio.
The press release stated that Genco described itself as “incel”, short for “involuntary celibacy.”
“The Incel movement is an online community mainly composed of men who have anger towards women. Incel promotes violence to support their belief that women unfairly deny that they believe they have a right to sexual or romantic attention,” Pa Tell’s office said in a press release.
The District Attorney’s Office stated that investigators found that Genco frequently visited “a popular Incel website” between July 2019 and March 2020, where he used several different profiles and posted frequently.
The allegation file against Genco stated that in a post on the Incel website, he compared his “extreme empowerment operation” with the popular Incel Elliot Rodger’s operation, which killed 6 people. University of California, Home of the Santa Barbara Fellowship in 2014. Genco allegedly stated in a post that he planned to attack “some foids” (female Incel abbreviations) with water cannons filled with orange juice, which Roger reportedly did before the 2014 attack. Press release.
according to New York TimesAfter Roger killed 6 people in 2014, his post was found on a forum, one of which he wrote: “One day incels will realize their true strength and number, and will overthrow this oppressive feminist power. Ideological system.”
In addition to various posts on the Incel website, the District Attorney’s Office stated that Genco allegedly wrote a manifesto in which it stated that he killed women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge.” Investigators also found a note that was allegedly written by Genco stating that he “hoped to set the killing to be a’big target’ of 3,000 people, on the same date as Eliot Roger’s attack, and intended to participate in military training.” “
According to the district attorney’s office, Genco searched the Internet for “sorority and a university in Ohio” on the same day that the declaration was allegedly written.
According to the press release, Genco allegedly purchased “tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie with the word “revenge”, overalls, a Bowie knife, a skull mask, and two Glocks in 2019. 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 magazine, and a leather case clip to hide the carrying Glock.”
Allegedly, after purchasing different items, Genco conducted surveillance at an unnamed university in Ohio in January 2020.
“On the same day, he allegedly searched the Internet for topics including’planned shooting crime’ and’when will the crime become an attempt?’,” the press release said.
According to the Office of the District Attorney, a representative from the Highland County Sheriff’s Office responded to Genco’s residence. Many weapons and armor were found in his home and vehicle, including a modified Glock 9mm Semi-automatic pistol.
The modified pistol found hidden in the radiator of the Genco room did not have a serial number marked by the manufacturer.
The District Attorney’s Office stated that Genco was arrested by federal agents on Wednesday and charged with one count of attempting to commit a hate crime and one count of illegal possession of a machine gun.
“Hate crime charges are punishable by up to life imprisonment. Machine gun charges are punishable by up to 10 years in prison,” the district attorney’s office said in a press release.
Weekly newspaper The district attorney’s office was contacted for further comments, but no response was received in time.