18 Year Old Marina Alexeevna Lonina Indicted by a Grand Jury on Charges She used Social Media App Periscope to Live Stream her Own Friend’s Rape
THE HIDEOUS SIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA … REALLY, WHAT KIND OF INDIVIDUAL WOULD LIVE STREAM THEIR FRIENDS RAPE?
18 year old Marina Alexeevna Lonina has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that she used the social media app Periscope to Live stream her own friend’s rape. Lonina and her 17 year old friend were socializing with 29 year old Raymond Boyd Gates at a Columbus, OH residence on Christina Lane on February 27, 2016. At some point during the encounter, Gates is alleged to have raped the victim. Lonina and Gates have both been indicted on one count kidnapping, two counts of rape, one county of sexual battery, three counts of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, 18-year-old Marina Alexeevna Lonina and a 17-year-old friend were socializing with 29-year-old Raymond Boyd Gates at a residence on Christina Lane, February 27, when at some point, Gates allegedly forced sexual intercourse with the victim.
O’Brien says that Lonina started live streaming the sexual assault over the social media app Periscope. Lonina also photographed the victim nude the night before the alleged sexual assault, according to O’Brien.
Authorities were notified of the sexual assault by another friend of Lonina’s who watched the Periscope live stream in another state.
Lonina and Gates have both been indicted on one count kidnapping, two counts of rape, one county of sexual battery, three counts of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor.
Lonina also faces two counts of illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance for allegedly photographing the victim naked.