According to Fox News a woman woman was raped on the Market-Frankford Line at the 69th Street Terminal in Philadelphia, PA.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent, Timothy Bernhardt, says the rape was captured on a surveillance video. The suspect Fiston Ngoy had previously been charged with rape and aggravated indecent assault. Bernhardt has mentioned that the Upper Darby Police department and the SEPTA police have previously had encounters with Ngoy.
Police are encouraging witnesses to come forward with any additional information.
Attorney Brian Kent, is an experienced sexual assault lawyer who represents victims of heinous crimes in Pennsylvania. We recently talked with him about sexual assault and rape on public transportation, here is what he had to say:
"Public transportation is designed to help residents get around the city, commute to and from work and other activities. A train or bus should provide the travelers with a safe space while they are traveling."
"The transportation authority should ensure that their system is safe for all passengers. This includes having well lit trains, buses and waiting areas, installing cameras and having security personnel as well as other security alert systems onboard."
"If you have been a victim of assault on public transportation, you may have ground for a civil lawsuit. By speaking with an experienced attorney, you can learn more about your legal rights."