A – 35-year old man, Fiston Ngoy was identified by the police as the alleged perpetrator who raped a woman on public transportation while others on the train watched.
Fiston Ngoy was identified using surveillance footage and was arrested at the scene.
According to a report, despite other passengers being on the train, the upper Darby Police Superintendent, Timothy Bernhardt said it was a train employee who phone 911.
Ngoy was arrested on the spot of the scene by the Southern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority(SEPTA) OFFICERS ON Wednesday.
Bernhardt had said,’’ it was ‘’disturbing’’ to know that people had seen the assault happening and nobody volunteered to assist the victim.
‘’I have no words for it. I just can’t imagine seeing what you were seeing through your own eyes,’’ he said.
SEPTA issued a statement on the assault:
‘’There were other people on the train who witnessed this horrific act and it may have been stopped sooner if a rider called 911’’, said the spokesman Andrew Busch.
SEPTA urges anyone who observes a crime being committed or any dangerous situation occurring to report it’’.
Ngoy, who was charged with rape and assault, will be in jail because of the inability to post bail. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries as a result of the attack.