A teenager never expected to be a witness to a crime while playing a video game online.
However, as WBRC reports that is exactly what happened after a 16-year-old allegedly overheard the rape and assault of a young girl.
According to authorities, on June 28, 18-year-old Daniel Fabian was playing “Grand Theft Auto” online with the 16-year-old when Fabian told somone over the microphone that “there was a girl at his house who he planned to ‘smash.’”
Later, the 18-year-old allegedly said he was taking a break from the game and left his microphone on.
As WFLA reports, Fabian returned to the game 15 minutes later.
The witness said during the break Fabian took, he could hear the young girl scream “no.”
According to WFLA, the victim told authorities that she “was sitting on Fabian’s bed when he put his hand over her mouth and raped her.”
During her recount of the alleged rape, the victim, a 15-year-old girl, reportedly told detectives she said “no” a total of four times.
After a rape exam, Fabian’s DNA was linked to the crime.
He has now been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a person between the ages of 12 and 15.
The 18-year-old reportedly assaulted another 15-year-old girl early in June.
Fabian is in jail and being held without bail after being arrested on November 21.
Editor’s Note: This article was edited after publication for clarification.