|Yani Gellman as Rafe Torres|
|The Young and the Restless|
|Portrayed by||Yani Gellman|
|Current status||Former, Recurring|
|First appearance||December 1, 2008|
|Last appearance||July 26, 2012|
|Created by|| Maria Arena Bell |
|Introduced by||Maria Arena Bell|
|Full name||Rafael Torres|
Rafael "Rafe" Torres was portrayed by Yani Gellman.
Rafe Torres was a lawyer practicing in Genoa City.
Rafe first appeared as a friend of Billy Abbott's. Billy asked Rafe to help out with a custody case involving Ana Hamilton and her aunt, Tyra. Rafe's next client was Adam Wilson, who had been accused of forging his father's diary to send his father, Victor Newman, to jail. Adam had been sentenced 18 months in prison, but Rafe was got Adam placed on house arrest at the Newman ranch after Adam went blind.
Rafe often stopped by the ranch to see Adam, and to spend time with his Aunt Estella Munoz, who worked there as the house manager. When Adam began gas-lighting Victor's girlfriend, Ashley, to try to convince her she was losing her mind, Estella's dislike of Ashley soon landed her as the prime suspect. Estella was transferred to work at Newman Enterprises, but more planted evidence seemed to prove her guilty, and she was fired. Rafe almost stumbled into evidence proving Adam was the one who was gaslighting Ashley.
Knowing Rafe was gay, Adam seduced him in order to distract him. Right after, Adam had sex with his girlfriend, Heather Stevens. Adam then broke it off with Rafe, and Rafe was sure he was being used, and he suspected that Adam was the one gaslighting Ashley. However, he was never able to prove it so Estella had to plead guilty to a lesser charge. Rafe was involved in a "Kangaroo Court". Sharon Newman lured Adam to the Abbott Cabin, where he was knocked out and forced inside.
Everyone that Adam wronged (except Estella, for some reason; who he accidentally framed for gaslighted Ashley) confronted him. Rafe was in big trouble with the Genoa City Police Department for this, so he broke away and started his own private practice. His first client was Victor's youngest daughter, Abby Newman, who wanted to sue her parents for her inheritance, which they refused to give her. Later that year, Adam asked Billy to get Rafe to represent him in the case against him for the murder of Richard Hightower.
Rafe met with Adam in jail but refused to represent him.
In 2010, Rafe invited his friends to a party at Jimmy's Bar to celebrate the opening of his private law practice. Tyler walked into Jimmy's and greeted Rafe with a very warm gentle embrace. Rafe told his guests that Tyler was with him and introduced everyone to his new boyfriend. The next day, Tyler was with Rafe when they bumped into Sharon Newman at the bookshop.