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A woman riding a commuter train in the outskirts of Philadelphia, PA became the victim of an unthinkable crime over the weekend.

A homeless man forced himself on her on the train all while other passengers watched and did nothing.


As The Hill reports:

Officials said that passengers failed to intervene when a woman was raped on a train close to Philadelphia, The New York Times reported.

Late Wednesday, a woman was approached by a man on a train who attempted to touch her several times. Despite the woman’s attempts to stop the man from inappropriately touching her, he ultimately took off her clothes and raped her, officials said.

The incident, which took place around 10 p.m., happened on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train on the Market-Frankford Line, a spokesperson for SEPTA told the Times.

“I’m appalled by those who did nothing to help this woman,” Bernhardt told the newspaper. “Anybody that was on that train has to look in the mirror and ask why they didn’t intervene or why they didn’t do something.”
The suspect has now been identified as 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy who is now in jail and facing multiple charges.



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Chad
Chad
9 months ago

Please publish the names of watchers!

Crossram
Crossram
9 months ago

That’s what kind of people live in Philly

glenn edward davis
glenn edward davis
9 months ago

City of BROTHERLY love. It would have been UNBROTHERLY to interrupt the brother while he was exercising his cultural prerogative.