A Florida man was arrested Wednesday after he paused his video game and inadvertently left his PlayStation 4 microphone on, which allegedly relayed him raping a 15-year-old girl.
Per The Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Enrique Fabian, 18, is accused of sexually assaulting two girls in two separate incidents in June, the latter of which was caught when a took a break from playing “Grand Theft Auto” and left his microphone on—leaving a 16-year-old female player in Tarpon Springs to hear the June 28 assault.
Citing an arrest affidavit, WTVT reported that Fabian told the other player that he was going to take a break to “smash” the 15-year-old who was at his New Port Richey home. The microphone from his console headphones allegedly caught the victim saying “no” and Fabian putting his hand over her mouth and forcing her into bed, where he raped her.
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After the 15-minute assault, Fabian reportedly went back to playing the video game.
A medical exam and DNA tests corroborated the victim’s claims against Fabian, according to the news station.
The Times reported that Fabian was initially arrested June 6 on charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a person between the ages of 12 and 15. In the June 4 case, the initial victim, whose age was disclosed at the time, claimed she met had only known the suspect a few days when he sexually assaulted her.
An arrest report stated that Fabian originally denied the accusations but ultimately admitted to his actions.
Fabian was re-arrested on November 21 and is facing the same charges as the first incident. The newspaper noted that it took five months for the DNA results from the second incident to come back. It’s unclear how police connected with the online gamer.
Fabian’s currently being held at Pasco County jail without bail; his bail for the first case has been revoked.
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[Featured Image: Daniel Enrique Fabian/Pasco County Jail]