The federal government released an illegal alien accused of rape on a Pennsylvania train while passengers filmed the event without assisting.
Fiston Ngoy, a 35-year-old illegal alien from the Republic of the Congo, was arrested and charged with raping a woman on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train on the evening of October 13.
Originally Ngoy arrived in 2012 under an F-1 student visa, according to Fox News’s Alex Pfeiffer and Adam Shaw. However, by 2015, Ngoy’s visa was terminated after failing to self-deport; he began living as an illegal alien.
According to Fox News, since then, Ngoy has allegedly accumulated a criminal record, including pleading guilty to sexual abuse, and was ordered released into the U.S. by a federal immigration judge in 2019:
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. He was put in immigration detention in Jan. 2018. [Emphasis added]
However, he was 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. [Emphasis added]
As a result, Ngoy was released and only had to report into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under an order of supervision (OSUP). OSUPs involve conditions being placed on those who have been temporarily released from custody until they are able to be deported, typically involving regular check-ins. [Emphasis added]
Ngoy raped the woman whom he did not know as passengers did not intervene and as some took out their cellphones to seemingly film the assault, according to the Upper Darby Police Department.
“Were they watching? I don’t know. Again, we’re still going through the video, but there was a lot of people, in my opinion, that should’ve intervened,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Tim Bernhardt told local media.
“Somebody should’ve done something. It speaks to where we are in society,” Bernhardt continued. “Who would allow something like that to take place? So it’s troubling, but again, we’re working on that, and we’re trying to identify anyone that we saw coming on and off the El at that time.”