Woman raped on train as bystanders did nothing, police say

Pennsylvania
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UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a woman was raped by a stranger on a commuter train in the presence of other riders who a police official says “should have done something.”

Upper Darby police were called to the 69th Street terminal late Wednesday after the assault. A police official says a transit employee in the vicinity of a passing train reported that “something wasn’t right” with a woman who was aboard.

Police say the entire episode was captured on surveillance video that showed other people on the train at the time.

A 35-year-old man was arrested and has been charged.

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