Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, is charged with an tried hated crime and possession of a machine gun in an indictment unsealed on Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors in a press release launched on Wednesday stated Genco identifies himself as an “incel” – involuntary celibate – and has interacted with a web-based neighborhood of principally males who advocate for violence towards girls as a result of they imagine they’re unjustly denied sexual or romantic consideration.
The assertion factors to a 2014 taking pictures dedicated by a self-identified incel named Elliot Rodger, who killed six individuals and injured 14 others outdoors a sorority home at the College of California, Santa Barbara, earlier than killing himself.
In accordance to prosecutors, Genco steadily posted on an incel web site in 2019 and 2020. In a single put up, he wrote that he had used a squirt gun to spray “foids” within the face with orange juice, one thing Rodger had carried out earlier than the Santa Barbara killings.
“Foids” is the shortened incel time period for “feminoid.”
Genco performed surveillance at an Ohio college in January 2020 and wrote a doc that month titled “Isolated” that he described as “the writings of the deluded and homicidal,” prosecutors stated. He signed it, “Your hopeful friend and murderer.”
Native police searched Genco’s house in March 2020 and located a firearm with an hooked up bump inventory – which permits it to be quickly fired – a pistol, loaded ammunition magazines, containers of ammunition and physique armor.
Messages looking for remark have been left on Wednesday with Genco’s newly appointed public defender.