18-year-old Marina Alexeevna Loina is facing charges for reportedly using the Periscope app to live-stream her friend’s rape.
Lonina was with her 17-year old friend and 29-year-old Raymond Boyd Gates at a home in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 27, when Gates allegedly raped her friend.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien told WCMH that she started live-streaming the sexual assault and that she allegedly took photos of the victim nude the night before the incident.
Authorities found out about the Periscope video the following day. Lonina’s friend in another state saw the video and contacted them.
Lonina and Gates were charged with rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor, the Associated Press reported.
In addition, Lonina was charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity material or performance, the reported added.
If both are convicted, they could each face more than 40 years in prison.