Self-proclaimed incel, who planned the mass murder of women, was charged

Self-proclaimed incel, who planned the mass murder of women, was charged

An Ohio man who identifies himself as Incel was charged Wednesday for an alleged plot to shoot women attending colleges and sororities in the state, officials said.

One one-count charge of attempted hate crime and one count of illegal possession of a machine gun has been filed against 21-year-old Tres Genco of Hillsborough, according to court documents. The U.S. Department of Justice said he was arrested by federal agents on Wednesday and is being held at the Butler County Jail.

According to the indictment, Jenko identified himself as «incela» and often posted posts on a website popular among representatives of this movement from at least July 2019 to mid-March 2020.

Incels is a chauvinistic online community of men fueled by hatred of women who allegedly deprive them of the opportunity to have sex. Some incels were killed on hate grounds or in honor of the shooter who shot 6 people and injured 14 others in Isla Vista, California, near the University of California at Santa Barbara, in 2014.

In one of the posts, Jenko stated that he sprayed women and couples with orange juice from a water pistol, as the shooter from Isla Vista did at the time, and felt a «spiritual connection with the saint» from this.

In August 2019, the man also wrote a manifesto in which he said that he planned to «kill» women «out of hatred, jealousy and revenge,» taking away from them «the power of life that they deprive me of,» according to the indictment. On the same day, he searched the Internet for dormitories and a university, whose name was not disclosed.

In one more note, Jenko claimed that he was striving for a «huge» number of murders, indicating the number of 3 thousand and putting a question mark after it.

In the same year, Genko allegedly purchased a bulletproof vest, a hoodie with the inscription «revenge», a rifle and a hunting knife. In addition, he researched weapon modifications, saved manuals for creating M-16 rifles, and began attending basic army training in Georgia.

The Ministry of Justice said that if he is found guilty on charges of a hate crime, the man faces life in prison. The penalty for possession of weapons is imprisonment for up to 10 years.