A woman was raped Wednesday night on a Philadelphia train while bystanders did nothing to help her, authorities said Friday.
Authorities arrested the suspect, 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, at the 69th Street Transportation Center after a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) employee noticed the attack and called police, law enforcement officials said, according to NBC 10. Authorities believe Ngoy is homeless and did not know the victim, NBC 10 reported.
“It’s disturbing that there were definitely people on the el and no one did anything to intervene or help this woman,” Bernhardt said. “The el” is a reference to Philadelphia’s elevated train line that runs between Upper Darby and the Frankford section of the city.
The victim was transported to a local hospital to recover and receive treatment. Meanwhile, Ngoy has been charged with rape and aggravated indecent assault, among other related counts, NBC 10 reported.