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“Terrifying”: A woman raped on a Philadelphia train while bystanders did nothing, police say-nationwide

A woman raped by a stranger on a commuter train outside Philadelphia in front of another rider who said a police officer “should have done something”.

Police officer Timothy Bernhard of the Upper Darby Police Department said police officers were called to Terminal 69 on Wednesday after the assault on the Market-Frankford line westbound train around 10 pm.

An employee of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, who was nearby when the train passed, called police and reported “something was wrong” with the woman on the train, Bernhard said.

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Septam police, waiting at the next stop, found the woman and arrested the man. The woman was taken to the hospital.

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Bernhard called the victim an “incredibly strong woman” and provided police with a lot of information. She didn’t know her attacker, he said.

“She is being treated,” Bernhardt said. “Hopefully she will get over this.”

According to Bernhard, the entire episode was filmed in a surveillance video of other people on the train at the time.


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“In my opinion, there were a lot of people who should have intervened. Someone should have done something,” Bernhard said. “It tells us where we are in society. That is, who allows such things? So it’s awkward.”

Fiston Ngoy, 35, was charged with rape, exacerbated vulgar assault, and related charges, according to court records in Delaware County. Bernhard said he was known to both Septam and the Upper Darby police.

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The court document did not list the defense lawyer, and his number was not found on Saturday.

SEPTA has issued a statement calling it a “horrible criminal act” and urging anyone who witnesses such a thing to report it to the authorities.

“There were other people on the train who witnessed this horrific act, and if the rider called 911, it could have been stopped sooner,” officials said.

© 2021 The Canadian Press



“Terrifying”: A woman raped on a Philadelphia train while bystanders did nothing, police say-nationwide

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