A video gamer said he was playing a game through an online multiplayer network when he heard his opponent commit a rape on June 28th. A Pasco man was arrested for the crime last week.
According to an affidavit, the gamer had been playing Grand Theft Auto with the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Daniel Enrique Fabian, of New Port Richey.
Fabien told the gamer there was a girl at his house, who he planned to “smash.”
The gamer told investigators they stopped playing the game, but Fabien left his microphone on. He could hear the girl groaning and saying “no.”
After about 15 minutes, they resumed playing, the report states. It’s unclear if the gamer was the person who reported the crime.
The 15-year-old victim told detectives she was sitting on Fabian’s bed when he put his hand over her mouth to push her down and rape her.
She completed a SAVE (Sexual Assault Victim Exam), which supported her allegation of sexual abuse, the affidavit said. A DNA swab taken from her thigh linked Fabian to the crime.
Fabian was arrested for lewd and lascivious battery/sexual activity with a victim between the ages of 12 and 15.
Neighbor Ed Holtzman learned of the attack this morning.
“I had no idea it was this close to us,” he said. “Being a father, I just try to put myself in that same situation. It’s heartbreaking.”
News Channel 8 has learned that Fabian is also charged with raping another teen on June 4th, weeks before the most recent case..
“He was arrested in June for another case involving a different 15-year-old girl, where he allegedly raped her in his home as well,” said Kevin Doll, Pasco Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
Fabian is being held at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center.