Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was charged with attempted hate crime and machine gun possession in an unsealed indictment Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors in a statement released Wednesday said Genco identified himself as “incel” – involuntary celibacy – and had interacted with a predominantly male online community. advocate violence against women because they believe they have been unjustly rejected sexually or emotionally.
The statement pointed to a 2014 shooting by a self-identified man named Elliot Rodger, which killed six people and wounded 14 others outside a sorority house at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before when you commit suicide.
According to prosecutors, Genco regularly posted on an incel website in 2019 and 2020. In one post, he wrote that he used a spray gun to spray orange juice in the face of “enemies”, which Rodger did before the Santa Barbara murders. .
“Foids” is the shortened incel term for “feminoid”.
Genco conducted surveillance at an Ohio university in January 2020 and wrote a document that month titled “Isolated” which he described as “articles on murder and paranoia.” , prosecutors said. He signed it, “Your hopeful friend and killer.”
Local police searched Genco’s home in March 2020 and found a gun with an attached cartridge – allowing for rapid fire – a pistol, loaded magazine, magazine and armor.
Messages seeking comment were left on Wednesday with Genco’s newly appointed public defender.
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