Crime & Courts

Arraignment rescheduled for Sleepy Hollow man accused in sexual assault, stabbing

Fabian J. Torres, 32, Sleepy Hollow
Fabian J. Torres, 32, Sleepy Hollow

An arraignment hearing for a Sleepy Hollow man accused of home invasion, stabbing and sexual assault was postponed until Aug. 30.

Fabian J. Torres, 32, briefly appeared before Kane County Circuit Judge David Kliment on Thursday, clad in bright orange jail clothing and shackled at the waist and legs.

His attorney, Brenda Willett, asked that the arraignment be postponed because she had only just received discovery.

Torres, who is being held without bond, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, armed violence, attempted murder, home invasion, attempted aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and aggravated restraint stemming from the April 8 incident.

Torres is accused of entering a Sleepy Hollow home through an unlocked front door and then sexually assaulting and stabbing a 19-year-old woman. The woman’s 17-year-old brother, who came to his sister’s defense, also was stabbed and seriously injured. Both escaped the house and notified neighbors. Prosecutors allege that after stabbing the teenagers, Torres fled the home and went into a neighboring house where he threatened two other people with the knives.

Torres has a history of mental illness and previously served time in prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a crowded Algonquin grocery store in 2011.

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