According to The NY Post, A homeless man raped a woman on a train, with passengers and not a soul did anything to help her.
Some pulled out their cell phones to record!
The Post is reporting that the man is charged with raping a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia claimed the encounter was consensual, according to a report Monday.
Fiston Ngoy, 35, who has been charged with rape in Wednesday’s attack aboard a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train, told Upper Darby police he had recognized the woman and tried to strike up a conversation, according to an affidavit of probable cause for his arrest obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ngoy insisted the encounter with the woman, who told cops she was drunk and alone at the time, had been consensual.
But she said that version of events was false, telling investigators Ngoy ignored her pleas for him to go away.
Surveillance footage from inside the SEPTA train backed up the woman’s account, showing Ngoy spending nearly 45 minutes trying to touch and grope her prior to the 10 p.m. Wednesday attack, the affidavit states.
“There was a lot of people in my opinion that should have intervened, somebody should have done something,” Bernhardt/police said Saturday.
“It speaks to where we are in society and who would allow something like that to take place. So it’s troubling.”
Bernhardt said the “unbelievably strong woman” told cops she remembered getting on the train at about 9:15 p.m. in Philadelphia.
She said she couldn’t recall anything after that until cops pulled her attacker off of her, the Inquirer reported.
The woman told cops she had a few beers after work, but got onto the wrong train.
About a minute later, Ngoy also got on, according to the affidavit.
Ngoy then began to talk to her and moved to the seat beside her before starting to touch the woman and grabbing her breast at one point, a surveillance video showed.
Each time, the woman pushed Ngoy away, the footage showed.
“Throughout this time, the victim is obviously struggling with keeping him off of her,” cops wrote in the affidavit.
Ngoy then raped the woman at 9:52 p.m. before being pulled away from the woman by SEPTA cops.
He later told investigators she struck up a conversation with the woman he had seen before, claiming she initiated the sexual encounter and did not stop his advances, the Inquirer reported.
The woman, meanwhile, told investigators in a statement that she had never seen Ngoy before, according to the affidavit.
Ngoy remained jailed Monday on $180,000 bail on charges of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault and related counts.