Published On: Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021

Ohio Man Who Identified as ‘Incel’ Charged With Planning Mass Shooting of Women

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WASHINGTON—A man who identified himself as an “incel”—involuntary celibate—was arrested on Wednesday and charged with planning a mass shooting of women college students in Ohio and illegal possession of a machine gun, U.S. prosecutors said. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, planned to shoot women at sororities, the U.S. Department of Justice said, without identifying the university. If convicted he could be imprisoned for life. It was not immediately known who was representing Genco. The incel movement with which Genco identified is an online network of men motivated to engage in violence against women who they believe unjustly reject their sexual or romantic advances. An indictment said Genco, who attended U.S. Army basic training for five months at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 2019, posted materials on an incel website between July 2019 and March 2020. The charging document said that in one post, Genco wrote about spraying women with orange …

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