Cops: Gamer Left Microphone on During Sex Assault

Another PlayStation gamer overheard the attack in Florida, say authorities
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2018 4:27 AM CST
Updated Nov 27, 2018 6:28 AM CST
Cops: Teen Took Break From Game to Rape Girl
Daniel Enrique Fabian.   (Pasco County Sheriff's Office)

A Florida teen took a break from his game of Grand Theft Auto to rape an underage girl, police say. Daniel Enrique Fabian, 18, allegedly told another player on an online multiplayer network that he was leaving the game for a few minutes to "smash" the 15-year-old girl, the Miami Herald reports. The other player told police that Fabian left his microphone on and he overheard the entire attack, with the distressed girl yelling "No." It's not clear whether the other gamer on the PlayStation network was the one who reported Fabian to police, WFLA reports. The other gamer says Fabian returned to the game after about 15 minutes.

Fabian, a New Port Richey resident, was arrested last week and charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the age of 12 and 15. Police say that during the attack overheard by the other gamers, he covered the girl's mouth and held her down as she repeatedly tried to get away. Police say DNA from the victim linked Fabian to the rape. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office says Fabian, who is being held on $30,000 bond, was arrested in June for allegedly raping another 15-year-old girl at his home. (A man who blackmailed teens online was convicted of rape last year.)

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