18-Year-Old Ohio Woman Charged with Live Streaming the Rape of Her 17-Year-Old Friend

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An 18-year-old woman used the social media app Periscope to live stream her own friend’s rape.

Marina Alexeevna Lonina and a 17-year-old friend were with 29-year-old Raymond Boyd Gates (below) at a residence on February 27th, when at some point, he’s said to have raped the victim.

Marina then purportedly started live streaming the sexual assault over the Twitter-owned app Periscope. She’s also said to have photographed the victim nude the night before the sexual assault.

Police were made aware of the incident when another friend of Marina’s notified them after watching the live stream from another state.

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Marina and Raymond have both been indicted on one count of kidnapping, two counts of rape, one county of sexual battery, and three counts of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.

In addition, Marina faces two counts of illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance for the naked photos she allegedly took of the victim.

If convicted, they each face a sentence of over 40 years in prison.

 

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