No one intervened as a woman was raped on thailand train: Someone should have done something

No one intervened as a woman was raped on thailand train: Someone should have done something ...

On Wednesday night, a woman was raped on Philadelphias Market- Frankford Line in swaying car with other passengers, but none called 911.

In an unusual statement, SEPTA noted their failure to do so, which was later condemned by the police chief in Upper Darby, where the attack occurred.

There were a lot of people in my opinion that should have intervened, someone should had done something, police superintendent Timothy Bernhardt said. It speaks to where we are in society and who would allow something like that to take place. So its troubling.

The SEPTA agency said on Friday that "anyone experiencing an emergency should immediately report it.

A SEPTA employee observed the assault and called 911, allowing SEPATA officers to immediately respond and catch the suspect in the act, the agency said. Other passengers on the train who witnessed this shocking act may have been stopped sooner if a rider called 911, he added.

According to Bernhardt, the attack took place at approximately 10 p.m. as the train headed west towards Upper Darby.

Fishton Ngoy, 35, is being held in Delaware County Prison on charges of rape, indecent assault, and other crimes. Bail has been set at 10% of $180,000. Ngoy is believed to be homeless, according to police.

Bernhardt said the assault was captured entirely on surveillance video. Bernhardt said they're reviewing the video in part to look at the passengers.

The chief said it was unclear whether other passengers watched the assault and ignored it or if they feared to intervene.

Bernhardt noted that other people were on the El.

According to court records, Ngoy was convicted of drug possession in a 2015 arrest in Delaware County, and was arrested again in 2020 and earlier this year in Philadelphia and Delaware counties on charges that included public drunkenness, resisting arrest, eschewing arrests, as well as scalping tickets.

In his most recent arrest, on the scalping charge, he is being represented by the Philadelphia Defender Association, which provides lawyers for people who are too poor to afford one.

According to the records, he had used an alias for Fiston Mukombola.


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