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Woman sexually assaulted onboard Philadelphia train

Woman raped onboard Philadelphia train. Passengers failed to report the crime.

Where: Philadelphia, PA

The Facts

On October 13th, a woman was sexually assaulted aboard a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train in Philadelphia on the Market-Frankford Line.

The police believe that passengers onboard failed to report the crime. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III stated, “There were people witnessing the act with phones in their hands. People were holding their phone up in the direction of this woman being attacked.”

According to SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch, the crime was finally reported by an off-duty SEPTA employee who boarded the train and witnessed the assault.

SEPTA Transit Police apprehended the suspect at the 69th Street Transportation Center. The alleged rapist, Fiston Ngoy, is currently in police custody.

Nestel urged people to alert authorities if they witness a crime, adding, “I’m here to tell you that when you see inappropriate behavior… behavior you wouldn’t want your 10-year-old to see, call 911.”

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