SANTA ANA, Calif. — A 25-year-old man has been charged with pepper spraying ladies in hate assaults in Southern California, prosecutors stated Tuesday.
Johnny Deven Younger faces a number of expenses 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 stated Younger posted movies of himself pepper spraying and harassing ladies on-line and declared himself a so-called “incel,” a member of an internet neighborhood of males who name themselves involuntary celibates and categorical rage in opposition to ladies.
Younger was suspected of confronting feminine victims exterior bars in Costa Mesa and assaulting a number of folks in assaults between November 2021 and April of this yr, based on police.
“These expenses ship a really robust message to that complete neighborhood that we are going to not tolerate violence in opposition to ladies in any type,” District Lawyer Todd Spitzer stated 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.