PHILADELPHIA — 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.