A hot PlayStation mic captures sounds of apparent rape, leads to arrest

The reports also do not indicate whether this victim is the same as a plaintiff in another 2018 case against Fabian; both charges have been filed as “lewd and lascivious behavior” with a victim 12-16 years old.

Fox’s report alleges that the console in question was a PlayStation 4, but it does not go into detail about whether Fabian’s console included a PlayStation Eye camera—which can optionally function as a full-room listening device for in-game chat.

Popular game-streaming sites like YouTube and Twitch do not immediately appear to have captured archives of the  session in question, in spite of PS4 consoles including a one-button way to capture and archive online-game audio and video.

The report follows news in early November that a New Hampshire judge ordered Amazon to turn over a full two days’ worth of Echo device recordings. The audio in question is tied to a span of time in January 2017 when an alleged double-murder occurred, and Amazon had previously stated it would not submit such audio data to authorities “without a valid and binding legal demand.”

Sam Machkovech Sam has written about the combined worlds of arts and tech since his first syndicated column launched in 1996. He can regularly be found losing quarters at Add-A-Ball in Seattle, WA.
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