Self-proclaimed ‘incel’ charged with pepper spraying girls in Southern California hate assaults

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A 25-year-old man has been charged with pepper spraying girls in hate assaults in Southern California, prosecutors mentioned Tuesday.

Johnny Deven Younger faces a number of prices together with assault and unlawful use of tear gasoline with enhancements for utilizing a lethal weapon and hate crimes, the Orange County District Lawyer’s workplace.

Prosecutors mentioned Younger posted movies of himself pepper spraying and harassing girls on-line and declared himself a so-called “incel,” a member of an internet neighborhood of males who name themselves involuntary celibates and specific rage towards girls.

Younger was suspected of confronting feminine victims outdoors bars in Costa Mesa and assaulting a number of folks in assaults between November 2021 and April of this 12 months, in keeping with police.

“These prices ship a really robust message to that complete neighborhood that we are going to not tolerate violence towards girls in any type,” District Lawyer Todd Spitzer mentioned in a press release.

Younger was arrested in San Mateo County and returned to Orange County, the place he appeared in court docket on Monday. He’s held in lieu of $500,000 bail and his arraignment was delayed to Oct. 10.

A message looking for remark was left on the public defender’s workplace.

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