Man Who Raped Woman on Train Is Criminal Illegal Alien Who Escaped Deportation
Fiston Ngoy allegedly raped victim on Philadelphia train as passengers did nothing
The man who allegedly raped a woman on a busy Philadelphia train, while the other passengers filmed the attack on their phones and did nothing to help, is a criminal illegal alien who escaped deportation, according to reports.
35-year-old Fiston Ngoy has been charged with rape over the horrific attack, police revealed.
However, Ngoy has a previous sex offense conviction and should have been deported back to Congo years ago, it has now emerged.
Police said he went to sit next to the victim after boarding the El train at the same stop in northeast Philadelphia last Wednesday evening.
The train passed more than 20 stations as he harassed and groped her while she tried to fend him off, it is alleged.
Eventually, he ripped off her clothes and raped her in front of the train's other passengers, police said.
But it is believed no one onboard called 911 or used the emergency call box fitted in the car.
And it is claimed some passengers instead used their phones to video the attack.
The woman's ordeal only ended when an off-duty train employee called police, who arrived within three minutes and pulled the rapist off her, according to an arrest affidavit.
Fox News reported that Ngoy came to the U.S. legally in 2012 on a student visa.
However, the Congolese sex criminal's visa was terminated in 2015 because he failed to remain a student.
Meanwhile, court records show that he racked up “multiple arrests and two misdemeanor convictions, one for controlled substances and one for sexual abuse.”
Ngoy pled guilty in 2017 in Washington D.C. to the sexual abuse misdemeanor and was sentenced to 120 days in prison and nine months probation.
Ngoy was reportedly never deported because “he received a ‘withholding of removal’ from an immigration judge in March 2019 after the Board of Immigration Appeals found that his misdemeanor sex offense was not a ‘serious crime’ that would have made him ineligible for such a stay.”
Reports have suggested that those who watched the rape happen and did not intervene could face criminal charges, although prosecuting such a case would be tricky.
“I’m appalled by those who did nothing to help this woman,” Timothy Bernhardt, the superintendent of the Upper Darby Township Police Department, said.
“Anybody that was on that train has to look in the mirror and ask why they didn’t intervene or why they didn’t do something.”
Bernhardt said that there were enough people in the train car that “collectively, they could have gotten together and done something.”
“What this woman endured at the hands of this guy, what she’s been able to provide for us, it’s been unbelievable,” Bernhardt said.
Alexis Piquero, a criminologist at the University of Miami, said, “The onus is really on us as a collective because we can’t always rely on the police.
"We have to rely on one another.”
“We need a world where people are doing the right thing when you see someone assaulted,” Piquero added.