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Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing , police say

 Riders watched as a woman was raped on a SEPTA train but no one called 911, police say.

Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing , police say

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A lady was assaulted by an outsider on a passenger train in rural Philadelphia within the sight of different riders who a police official said "ought to have accomplished something." 

Administrator Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officials were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the attack on the westward train on the Market-Frankford Line. 

A representative of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was nearby as the train went past called police to report that "something wasn't right" with a lady on board the train, Bernhardt said. 

SEPTA police holding up at the following stop discovered the lady and captured a man. The lady was taken to an emergency clinic. 

Bernhardt considered the casualty an "extraordinarily resilient lady" who gave police a great deal of data. She didn't have the foggiest idea about her assailant, he said. 

"She's recuperating," Bernhardt said. "Ideally she will overcome this." 

The whole scene was caught on observation video that showed others on the train at that point, Bernhardt said. 

"There was a many individuals, as I would see it, that ought to have interceded; someone ought to have accomplished something," Bernhardt said. "It addresses where we are in the public eye; I mean, who might permit something to that effect to happen? So it's disturbing." 

Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been accused of assault, exasperated revolting attack and related counts, as indicated by Delaware County court records. Bernhardt said he is known to both SEPTA and Upper Darby police. 

Court archives don't list a guard lawyer, and a recorded number for him couldn't be discovered Saturday. 

SEPTA gave an assertion considering it a "terrible criminal demonstration" and asking anybody seeing something like this to report it to specialists. 

"There were others on the train who saw this horrendous demonstration, and it might have been halted sooner if a rider called 911," the authority said.


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