Woman Raped On SEPTA Train In Pennsylvania As Riders Record It Without Helping

October 19, 2021

By: Mary Moore

A woman was raped in broad daylight by a homeless man while riding on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority commuter train in Pennsylvania on Wednesday around 9:52 p.m. as passengers watched on, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

None of the riders on the train attempted to help the woman in the entire six minutes she was being raped. Instead they pulled out their cellphones to record the ordeal. An off duty train worker called 911 and alerted police who arrived within three minutes after the attack.

“We want everyone to be angry, disgusted, and to join us in being resolute in keeping our system safe,” Transit Police Chief Thomas Nestel III said Monday at a news conference. “We need the public to notify us when they see something that seems to be unusual.”

The suspect identified as Fiston Ngoy, 35,  told police that he recognized the victim and that they were kissing earlier and had some physical contact so the sexual act was consensual but the victim has denied it, calling it a lie. She went on to say that she had never seen Ngoy before, nor gave him permission to touch her.

The victim reportedly had several beers after her shift at work and had gotten on the wrong train. Ngoy entered the train shortly after she sat down and began touching her breast as she fought off his attempts before he finally raped her as it all was caught on video.

Ngoy was still in the act of assaulting the victim when police came and pulled him off of her. He was taken into custody and charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, and his bail has been set at $18,000. He’s due in court on October 25.