Woman raped on train while other passengers ‘did nothing,’ say police

Several people stood by and allowed a man to rape a woman on a moving train in Pennsylvania.

The attack took place around 11pm on October 13 when the woman was riding a train to Upper Darby town on the Market Frankford line of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa).

The man, who has now been identified as Fiston Ngoy, sat down next to the victim and began to get aggressive with her a few minutes later after she rejected his advances.

The 35-year-old then ripped her clothes off and raped her for eight minutes as the entire attack was recorded on CCTV, Fox News reports.

Despite several other passengers being present, no one took action or called 911.

Police superintendent Timothy Bernhardt said: "I’m shocked, I have no words for it.

"I just can’t imagine seeing what you were seeing through your own eyes and seeing what this woman was going through that no one would step in and help her."

He added that there weren’t “dozens of people”, there were enough that “collectively, they could have gotten together and done something”

According to the Independent, a Septa employee who saw the attack was the first to report it by calling 911.

It is believed the surveillance footage was enough evidence to charge Ngoy with rape and assault.

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Septa spokesperson Andrew Busch said: "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 urges anyone who observes a crime being committed or any dangerous situation occurring to report it. Anyone witnessing an emergency should immediately call 911."

Authorities are now attempting to identify those present in the train car and interview possible witnesses.

The woman was taken to a hospital and was treated for her injuries.

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