Crime & Courts

Evaluation ordered to determine alleged Sleepy Hollow attacker's fitness for trial

Fabian Torres
Fabian Torres

A psychological evaluation was ordered Friday in a Kane County courtroom for the man charged with entering a Sleepy Hollow home on what was his 32nd birthday, then allegedly attacking and raping a 19-year-old girl and hurting her 17-year-old brother.

Fabian J. Torres, of the 900 block of Saratoga Parkway, Sleepy Hollow, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, armed violence, attempted murder, home invasion, attempted aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated restraint.

Torres was scheduled to enter a plea Friday, but his defense attorney, assistant public defender Seth McClure, asked that he first be evaluated by a doctor from the Kane County Diagnostic Center. The attorney wants to learn if Torres is fit to stand trial.

Assistant State’s Attorney Bill Engerman agreed and an arraignment date was set for Sept. 27.

Torres – escorted into the courtroom shackled by cuffs and chains at his wrists and ankles, with extra security personnel – is accused of entering the home with a knife and wearing a black backpack about 12:30 p.m. April 8 and attacking the teens.

During the attack, he was allegedly drunk and high on beer and cocaine he snorted before the alleged attack. The teens were in their “school room,” according to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in Kane County.

As he sexually assaulted the young woman, he forced her brother to sit in a corner of the room. The woman found an opportunity to grab Torres’ knife and the three fought.

The siblings were injured during the fight and the sister ran out of the house naked to the neighbors’ house, where police were called, according to documents.

Her brother ran upstairs to his father’s bedroom where he knew there was a loaded shotgun. Torres chased him up the stairs and came after the teen with a knife, according to documents.

The teen tried to shoot Torres but the gun would not fire. The teen then began hitting Torres with the weapon and Torres started cutting the teen with the knife before leaving him on the bed and taking off from the house, according to documents.

While in jail, Torres was charged with aggravated battery. On May 3, he allegedly stabbed a fellow inmate with sharpened pencils, according to court documents.

Torres stabbed detainee Christopher Carrillo in the face, cutting his cheek about an inch under his eye, documents show.

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