A lady was raped Wednesday night time on a Philadelphia prepare whereas bystanders did nothing to assist her, authorities mentioned Friday.
Authorities arrested the suspect, 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, on the 69th Street Transportation Center after a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) worker observed the assault and referred to as police, regulation enforcement officers mentioned, in accordance to NBC 10. Authorities imagine Ngoy is homeless and didn’t know the sufferer, NBC 10 reported.
Timothy Bernhardt, Superintendent of the Upper Darby Police Department, reportedly mentioned the rape was captured on safety cameras and expressed shock that passengers on the prepare didn’t intervene or alert authorities. (RELATED: Gang Member Caught, Charged With Rape Of 70-Year-Old Woman)
“It’s disturbing that there were definitely people on the el and no one did anything to intervene or help this woman,” Bernhardt mentioned. “The el” is a reference to Philadelphia’s elevated prepare line that runs between Upper Darby and the Frankford part of the town.
BOOKING PHOTO of Philadelphia man charged with raping @septa passenger on SEPTA Market Frankford Line prepare 9:30pm final night time. Fiston Ngoy, 33 Multiple Law Enforcement Sources say passengers on surveillance video recording rape as a substitute of serving to or calling 911 @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/gKmuhRkpNy
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) October 15, 2021
“The assault was observed by a SEPTA employee, who called 911, enabling SEPTA officers to respond immediately and apprehend the suspect in the act,” SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch mentioned, in keeping with NBC 10. “There were other people on the train who witnessed this horrific act, and it may have been stopped sooner if a rider called 911.” (RELATED: Philly Police Now Required To First Politely Ask Criminals To Please Stop Doing Certain Crimes)
The sufferer was transported to an area hospital to recuperate and obtain remedy. Meanwhile, Ngoy has been charged with rape and aggravated indecent assault, amongst different associated counts, NBC 10 reported.
In late September, Democratic Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney mentioned he was “heartbroken and outraged” after the town noticed its four-hundredth homicide of 2021. “My heart goes out to all families suffering from enormous grief. Our administration continues to act with urgency to reduce violence and save lives,” Kenney mentioned. (RELATED: I Woke Up This Morning And Somehow Became Part Of A Police Raid On My Suspected Murderer Neighbors)
Since Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner took workplace in 2018, the murder charge within the metropolis has elevated yearly.