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A composite image shows photos released by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office of Marina Lonina and Raymond Gates, who were charged April 13 with rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, for allegedly using an app to livestream the rape of a 17-year-old girl.
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An Ohio couple faces charges of rape, sexual battery and charges related to child pornography after a woman allegedly used Periscope to live-stream her boyfriend sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.

The incident took place Feb. 27, when someone who knows the woman saw the live-stream and contacted authorities. Marina Lonina, 18, and Raymond Gates, 29, were allegedly socializing with the minor when Gates began forcing her to have sex with him, the Columbia Dispatch reports.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said the couple and the teen were under the influence of alcohol when the assault occurred. Lonina is also charged for taking nude photos of the 17-year-old the day before the assault.

Gates and Lonina could receive a sentence of over 40 years in prison.

[Columbia Dispatch]

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