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Man charged in rape on Philadelphia train held for trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia while other passengers were present has been ordered held for trial by a magistrate judge. Thirty-five-year-old Fiston Ngoy is charged with rape and related offenses in the Oct. 13 attack on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train. The attack drew international attention after police initially said bystanders should have intervened. Authorities later said they believe passengers didn’t realize a rape was occurring. The court appearance Monday came the same day as Philadelphia City Council committees held a joint hearing on SEPTA safety.

The Associated Press

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