UPPER DARBY, PA - On October 13, police arrested Fiston Ngoy, 35, after he reportedly raped an unconscious woman on a SEPTA train.
Though the sexual assault took place on a crowded westbound train ultimately headed for the 69th Street Terminal, not one passenger came to the helpless woman’s aid. Instead, people simply watched and many even recorded the unspeakable act on their cellphones.
A SEPTA employee discovered the woman after she was raped, and placed the only sole 911 call for help.
Police quickly arrived at the train station and apprehended Ngoy.
FOX 29 reported:
While investigators are still reviewing surveillance video of the assault, [Upper Darby Police Supervisor Tim] Bernhardt said there were "a lot of people" aboard the train that he believes could have stopped the assault.
"There were a lot of people, in my opinion, that should have intervened," Bernhardt said. "Somebody should have done something, it speaks to where we are in society, who would allow something like that to take place?"
In a statement, SEPTA called the assault a "horrendous criminal act" and urged riders to contact law enforcement if they witness an incident.
Ngoy has been charged with rape, rape of unconscious victim, sexual assault, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of indecent assault, hazardous disorderly conduct and harassment. He is currently being held at the George Hill Correctional Center on $180,000 bond.
*Though this crime and the unthinkable circumstances surrounding it have been widely reported, the suspect’s immigration status has been completely ignored or covered-up by the news media.
In 2012, Ngoy came to this country from the Congo. However, he overstayed that visa, and in fact, has been convicted of sexual assault and other crimes.
In 2020, he was placed into deportation proceedings for those crimes, it is not clear at this time, why he is still here.