#Roommates, earlier this week, people were outraged to hear that a woman on a Philadelphia train had been violently sexually assaulted and that multiple eyewitnesses had recorded the attack instead of helping her or calling authorities. In an update, law enforcement officials now say that despite calls to charge visitors, this is a very “impossible” possibility.
AB 6ABCActionNews reports, local Philadelphia prosecutors are fully pursuing the case against 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, who brutally raped a woman on a Septa train – however, do not expect it from those who witnessed the attack and filmed it instead of helping. Accused in the case. “It’s still an open investigation, but at the moment we have no hope of charging passengers,” said Margie McAvoy, a spokeswoman for the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. When asked by local media, prosecutors did not explain why allegations against viewers were unlikely.
13 OctoberMThe woman (who remained unidentified) tore off her pants after being repeatedly crushed by Naiga while boarding the 40-minute train, and was sexually assaulted within six to eight minutes on the train before police officers arrested the suspect. . At the time, multiple passengers were reported to have recorded the attack, but no one called police – the SEPTA employee called authorities noticing strange activity.
In addition, local authorities declined to say exactly how many passengers on the train had been sexually harassed, but said some of them must have held their phones to record it in terms of the attack. Septa Police Chief Thomas J. Nestle III said “about 10 people” probably saw some of what happened.
Philadelphia police have not commented on whether they released any videos or photos of the attack posted online.
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