The man who allegedly violently raped a woman on a train in the Philadelphia-area, as onlookers watched and did nothing, is an illegal alien who reportedly has a criminal history and was supposed to be deported years ago.
Fox News reported:
Tucker Carlson Tonight has confirmed that Fiston Ngoy, who was arrested last week for allegedly raping the woman in a brutal attack on a SEPTA train in front of other passengers, came to the U.S. legally in 2012 on a student visa. However, the 35-year-old Congolese national’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.”
The Daily Wire reported on Tuesday:
Police arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, who is homeless, Wednesday night on charges including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated indecent assault without consent after he allegedly attacked a woman on board a train near Philadelphia. Throughout the attack, multiple witnesses failed to intervene or call 911 as Ngoy allegedly tore off the woman’s clothes and assaulted her.
Police said Monday that the man harassed the woman for about 40 minutes while nobody on the train intervened. He eventually began ripping off her clothes, sexually assaulting, and raping her as she attempted to push him away, police said according to WPVI. Ngoy told police in a statement that he knew the woman, but could not remember her name. He also claimed that the encounter was consensual.
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.