One of the many horrific stories that has come out recently among the increased violence in American cities is that of a rape which occurred on a Philadelphia train full of passengers. The assault took place on October 13 shortly after 9pm, and police say at least 10 bystanders on the train did nothing to help the woman; they disgustingly pulled out their smart phones to record and photograph the violent attack.
New information has revealed that the alleged rapist, 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy is an illegal immigrant who should have been deported in 2015. He also has a long rap sheet of sexual abuse and drugs.
The Daily Mail reports Ngoy is a Congolese national who came to the United States on a student visa in 2012, but did not leave after his visa was terminated in 2015. Most important to note, he “was protected from deportation by the immigration system despite multiple convictions.”
The Daily Mail reports:
Court records show that Ngoy had multiple arrests and two misdemeanor convictions, one for controlled substances and one for sexual abuse.
He pleaded guilty to the sex charge in 2017 in Washington DC and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, and was then placed in immigration detention in January 2018.
However, Ngoy was never deported, because an immigration judge granted him a ‘withholding of removal’ in March 2019, after an appeals board found that his sex crime was not a ‘serious crime’ that made him eligible for removal.
Since then, Ngoy has been free and required only to check in periodically with Immigration and Customs Enforcement under an order of supervision.
Ngoy was arrested because a transit employee called 911 “which allowed officers to arrest Ngoy on the spot.” He gave his address as a homeless shelter in Philadelphia, and claimed he recognized the victim therefore went over to speak with her, according to the affidavit of probable cause for his arrest.
The victim told police she had never seen him before. She detailed the horrific experience, saying she accidentally got on the wrong train after having several beers after work, and Ngoy approached her and sat next to her.
Ngoy was charged with rape and assault; he remains in jail unable to post bail, reported NBC 10.