April 13, 2016 8:41 pm -


The Ohio teenager is accused of using Periscope to livestream her friend being raped.

Marina Lonina, 18, was socializing with the 17-year-old and 29-year-old Raymond Gates at a residence in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 27, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, according to NBC affiliate WCMH-TV.

At some point, O’Brien said, Gates began to

sexually assault the 17-year-old and, in response, Lonina began livestreaming the violence using Periscope, according to the station.

A night earlier, O’Brien noted, Lonina had also taken an illicit photo of the girl at Lonina’s house.

O’Brien said authorities became aware of the alleged assault when a friend of the victim saw the images and alerted police.

Lonina and Gates were both indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, and Gates is due in court for arraignment on Friday, according to the Associated Press.



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