Ohio Woman, 18, Indicted For Livestreaming Her Friend's Rape On Periscope

An Ohio woman used Periscope to livestream the sexual assault of a teenage friend, according to prosecutors who today announced rape and kidnapping charges against the woman and a male cohort.

Marina Lonina, 18, and Raymond Gates, 29, are named in a nine-count felony indictment accusing them in connection with the late-February assault of the female victim inside a Columbus residence.

Investigators allege that while Gates was raping the girl, Lonina used the app Periscope to broadcast the attack. Police learned of the sex assault from a friend of Lonina’s who viewed the livestream.

The indictment alleges that Lonina and Gates compelled the victim to “submit by force or threat of force,” and that the girl “was substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition.”

In addition to the rape and kidnapping counts, Lonina and Gates (seen above) have been charged with sexual battery and pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor.

If convicted of the charges, Lonina and Gates could face more than 40 years in prison, according to prosecutors.