A woman was raped in a commuter train in the suburbs of the American city of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), in the presence of other passengers who did nothing to avoid sexual assault, according to the police story informing the AP agency.
The alleged violator, identified by the police as Fiston Ngoy, 35, was arrested at the next station, while the woman was taken to the hospital.
One of the employees of the Southeast Transportation Authority of Pennsylvania (SEPA, for its acronym in English) called the police by perceiving that "something did not go well" in the train car, as explained Timothy Bernhardt, Superintendent of the Department of Police of the nearby town of Upper Darby.
The sexual attack occurred while the rest of the car passengers remained unemployed and "did not do anything," according to the investigations carried out, which include the visualization of the security cameras. Ngoy faces a crime of rape as well as other charges.
The Timothy Bernhardt Superintendent said that the agents were called to the street terminal 69 around 10 pm on Wednesday after the assault on the train in the West Direction on the Market-Frankford line, reports AP.
Bernhardt called the victim an "incredibly strong woman" who provided the police a lot of information about his attacker, whom he did not know.
"She is improving," Bernhardt said. "I hope you exceed this."
The entire episode was captured in a surveillance video that showed other people on the train at that time, said Bernhardt.Updated Date: 18 October 2021, 07:02