Ohio ‘incel’ planned to ‘slaughter’ women in a mass shooting at a university sorority, say police

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  • 21-year-old Tres Genco, 21, was arrested on July 21 after his mass shooting plans were found.
  • Prosecutors say Genco wrote he would “slaughter” women and bought several firearms and boxes of ammo.
  • Genco identified himself as an “incel,” an ‘involuntary celibate,’ who hates women for not giving them sex.
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Police have foiled a plot by a self-declared ‘Incel’ – an ‘involuntary celibate’ – to commit a violent hate crime against women students in sororities at a university in Ohio.

Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was arrested by federal agents on July 21.

Prosecutors say Genco wrote in a manifesto that he would “slaughter” women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge.”

Genco searched online for fraternities and sororities in Ohio.

The Department of Justice has released a statement detailing the findings of police investigations. Several writings by Genco have been revealed, including passages of his manifesto stating he would “aim big” with a kill count of 3,000 people – and internet searches for “how to plan a shooting crime,” and “when does preparing for a crime become attempt?”

Additionally, Genco is thought to have written a document entitled “Isolated” that he described as “the writings of the deluded and homicidal.” Genco signed the document, “Your hopeful friend and murderer.”

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Genco attended Army Basic Training at Ft. Benning, Georgia, from August through December 2019, said the DoJ.

Police state that Genco expressed admiration for Elliot Rodgers, who some consider to be a leader of the Incel movement. Rodgers killed six and injured 14 at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in a knife, gun, and car attack in 2014.

Charging documents allege that in 2019, Genco purchased tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie bearing the word “Revenge,” a bowie knife, a skull facemask, two Glock 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 clip, and a holster clip concealed carry for a Glock.

A grand jury indicted Genco on charges of attempting to commit a hate crime and unlawful possession of a machine gun, officials said and faces up to 10 years in prison.

The arrest shines a light on the ideologies of the incel movement – characterized by sexually frustrated young men who harbor a hatred of women, who they objectify and resent for not ‘giving’ them sex.

Due to the Incel movement being a largely hidden online subculture, it is difficult to gauge its size accurately. However, current estimates suggest that the subculture hosts tens of thousands of people – mainly white, heterosexual men.

The Incel movement has been described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as “part of the online male supremacist ecosystem” that is included in their list of hate groups.