Police fingered Tres Grenco as a member of an online incel group that claimed they were unjustly denied sexual or romantic interest from women.
Acting U.S. Lawyer for the Southern District of Ohio Vipal J. Patel said Tres Genco, of Hillsboro, Ohio, was apprehended by federal agents on Wednesday.
Patel said that Genco is a self-identified “Incel or involuntary celibate,”
An Incel, as illustrated by Patel, is an online society comprising of men who maintain anger towards women they think “unjustly deny them sexual or romantic attention.”
According to the accusation, Genco managed profiles on a popular Incel website and was frequently on the site from at least July 2019 through mid-March 2020.
The 21-year-old is facing indictments after allegedly planning a mass shooting to “slaughter” women at an Ohio university.
Court documents reveal the 21-year-old performed surveillance at an Ohio university on Jan. 15, 2020, as well as scanning online for topics like “planning a shooting crime” and “when does preparing for a crime become an attempt?”
During the inquiry, Genco’s manifesto was revealed which asserted he would murder women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge.”
Genco compared his empowering action to that of Incel Elliot Rodger, a fellow incel who, in 2014, killed six people and injured 14 more at a California gang house, in the view of Patel.
Genco’s note, which was found during the law enforcement examination, said he wished to kill 3,000 people.
Moreover, in January 2020, the accused composed a letter titled “isolated” where his words could be described as “the writings of the deluded and homicidal.”
Patel said Genco signed that statement, “Your hopeful friend and murderer,”
Highland County sheriff’s policemen raided Genco’s home in March of 2020 where they retrieved weapons and ammunition.
On Wednesday, he was accused by a federal grand jury of trying to perpetrate a hate crime and one count of acquiring a machine gun via illegal means.
To put it in perspective, the hate crime charge that Genco faces is punishable by up to life imprisonment, Patel said. A charge of illegal possession of a machine gun is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.
Genco will remain in imprisonment until a detention hearing holds on Friday at 1:30 p.m.