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Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Plotting Mass Shooting Targeting Women


Cincinnati, Ohio (February 29, 2024) – A 24-year-old Ohio man, Tres Genco, was sentenced to 80 months in federal prison today for attempting to commit a hate crime – a planned mass shooting targeting women at a university in the state.

Genco, who identified as an “Incel” (involuntary celibate), was arrested by federal agents in July 2021 and has remained in custody since.

“Genco intended to carry out a horrific act of violence fueled by hatred against women,” stated U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker. “This sentence reflects the seriousness of his crime and the need to protect our community. We are grateful to the law enforcement officers who stopped this attack before it could happen.”

According to court documents, Genco actively participated in online Incel communities and expressed violent intent towards women. He possessed firearms, including a modified Glock pistol, and researched potential targets, including sororities at The Ohio State University.

“Genco’s actions and online rhetoric clearly demonstrated his dangerous intentions,” said FBI Cincinnati Acting Special Agent in Charge Cheryl Mimura. “This case highlights the importance of remaining vigilant and reporting any concerning behavior or threats to law enforcement.”

Genco pleaded guilty to the charge in October 2022. This case serves as a reminder of the dangers of online extremism and the importance of seeking help if struggling with violent ideation.