Man Arrested, Charged With Plotting Mass Shooting Against Women

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WTVN)--A Hillsboro man is arrested and charged with plotting a mass shooting against women.

The US District Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio says 21-year-old Tres Genco also illegally owned a machine gun, and searched online for sororities in Ohio.

Genco identified as an "Incel", or "involuntary celibate." Incels harbor hatred and resentment toward women, for unjustly denying them romantic or sexual attention. Genco posted on websites popular with Incels in 2019 and 2020.

Genco is also alleged to have bought equipment meant to carry out a shooting in 2019. Law enforcement also responded to Genco's home in March 2020, where firearms and other equipment were found in his vehicle.

Genco is charged with one count of attempting to commit a hate crime and one count of illegally possessing a machine gun. The hate crime charge is punishable by up to life imprisonment. The machine gun charge is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.

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