The authorities are making progress in the investigation of the attack occurred on October 13, in which uA woman was inappropriately touched by Fiston Ngoy, 35, despite his efforts to defend himself, according to the arrest affidavit and train security camera footage.
According to investigations, the man ripped off her underwear and raped her for several minutes before the police detained him.
The assault, from harassment to sexual abuse, would have lasted about 40 minutes and went through several stations. It is not known how many passengers were present during that time, saw and took pictures at Southern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train.
According to the police, some of the passengers raised their cell phones in the direction of the attack, instead of intervening to help the victim, but no images were found on the internet.
Thomas J. Nestell III told the media that “up to 10 people”They could have witnessed some part of the attack.
Philadelphia’s 911 received no emergency calls.
However, the prosecutors in the case do not consider bringing charges against the passengers who, despite seeing the facts, did not intervene. This was stated by Margie McAboy, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney’s office, but did not elaborate.