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Woman raped on Philadelphia train as other riders did nothing to stop it

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A woman was raped on a suburban Philadelphia train while other riders done nothing to stop it.

The terrible incident was caught on surveillance video.

The rape took place on the Market-Frankford Line, Wednesday, according to Upper Darby Police Department Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt.

“There was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should have intervened; somebody should have done something,” said Bernhardt of the footage. “It speaks to where we are in society; I mean, who would allow something like that to take place? So it’s troubling.”

The victim did not know the rapist. Bernhardt described her a “very strong woman,” the investigators say she cooperated with authorities and provided enough information to detain the suspect.

“Hopefully she will get through this,” he said.

On the night of the assault, the police were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. after a SEPTA reported “something wasn’t right” with a female passenger.

When the train approached the next station, the cops had already been waiting. The suspect, identified as 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, was arrested at the scene. The woman was transported to the hospital.

Woman raped on Philadelphia train as other riders did nothing to stop it

Ngoy was charged with charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and related counts.

In a statement, SEPTA said “this horrific act ... may have been stopped sooner” had a bystander called 911.

 

Author: Usa Really