A woman was brutally beaten by a large man while riding on UTA trax. When the beating ended the attacker ran, leaving her lying helplessly. Helplessly, in its most literal sense; 15 others watched the attack take place and did nothing.
The woman (who wishes to hide her identity) was riding southbound on UTA trax when she claims to have been sexually harassed by 37-year-old, Raymond Deherrera. She said she ignored him, but when the train arrived at 7720 south in Midvale, Deherrera began to brutally beat her.
“I turned my face and he just socked me right in the face. I felt my nose break instantly.”
Deherrera allegedly continued to throw fast punches at the woman. Unable to sustain the attack herself, she relied on the 10 to 15 other passengers in the train for assistance.
“There was somebody sitting RIGHT NEXT to me on the other side. So he had seen the whole thing.”
No one stopped the attack, no one pushed the emergency button on the train and no one called 9-11.
“Oh my Gosh!” exclaims Sgt. John Salazar from Midvale Police Department.
“If you see someone being taken advantage of, or victimized; please call!
Besides wondering why no one helped her, the woman wants to know why there wasn’t an officer on duty to protect passengers.
“It makes me mad because they pay all this money to have all these “Trax Cops” to check our tickets to make sure that we get our fair taken care of; but they can’t make sure that innocent bystanders are safe?”
UTA says that safety is their number one concern and that officers were in fact in the area, but that they were dealing with another issue on another train.