Woman allegedly live-streamed 17-year-old’s rape on Periscope

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Columbus, Ohio - An 18-year-old Ohio woman has been indicted on charges she 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 at a Columbus residence on February 27th when Gates allegedly raped the victim.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien told WCMH that Lonina started live streaming the sexual assault over the social media app Periscope. Lonina also allegedly photographed the victim nude the night before the alleged sexual assault.

Authorities were notified by an out of state friend of Lonina’s who watched the Periscope live stream.

Lonina and Gates have both been indicted on one count kidnapping, two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery, three counts of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor. Lonina also faces two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance for allegedly photographing the victim naked.


  • bob

    WTF is wrong with people these days? Rape is as old as…..well, sex. But DOCUMENTING it and broadcasting it over the internet? That’s just plain stupid.

    On the plus side, if rapists are getting that stupid they’re a lot easier to catch and prosecute.


    None of the people in this story have the morals of an alley cat. Why would the “victim” allow anybody to photograph her nude the night before?

    • Eric Anderson

      Sorry I’m an idiot and didn’t read the story, it doesn’t say if the victim was aware or not that she was photographed while nude.


        Yes, I’m a certified idiot. If the “victim” was not aware that she was photographed while nude then shame on her for allowing herself to become totally vulnerable and defensless. Decent teenage girls don’t get drunk or get high on mind altering drugs.

        I’m such a fool for not figuring that out.

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