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Woman charged with livestreaming alleged rape of teen friend

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old was raped by a man with whom she had been drinking and her 18-year-old female friend livestreamed the attack on the social media app Periscope, a prosecutor said Wednesday in announcing a rape and kidnapping indictment.

 

Authorities learned of the assault when an out-of-state friend of the accused woman saw the images, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said.

 

Marina Lonina and Raymond Gates, 29, were charged with rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and pandering sexual matter involving a minor. The rape charge involved intercourse by force and was not related to the 17-year-old's age, O'Brien said. Lonina was also charged with illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

 

Lonina and the victim were socializing with Gates at a home in Columbus on Feb. 27 when Gates raped the 17-year-old, O'Brien said.

Lonina had also livestreamed pictures of the girl in the nude the night before at Lonina's house, he said.

 

Lonina "categorically denies these charges," said her attorney Josh Bedtelyon.

 

Gates is scheduled for arraignment Friday. Court records don't list an attorney for him who could comment on the charges.

They each face up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.

 

O'Brien said the motive for the livestreaming was unclear, but he said alcohol was a factor. Gates, Lonina and the victim had all been drinking, he said.

 

"People need to know and understand that the use of a smartphone to video events can constitute serious felony crimes," O'Brien said. "They should think twice before they use their smartphones to either photograph or video anything that's of a sexual nature."

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-charged-livestreaming-alleged-rape-17-old-154413863.html

 

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Not posting this because it's an eye catching headline. Posting it to generate a discussion on the changing face of crime/crime fighting due to electronic devices and social media. I can only imagine how much easier of a time law enforcement has due to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. and every not so smart person broadcasting their entire lives for the world to see.

 

We even saw it in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup riots. Where people were bragging about shoplifting and destroying property on Facebook which contained a nice photo of them and their real names. Are these people just caught up in the moment or are they just that dumb?

 

Why on Earth would anyone live stream their participation in a sexual assault? Other than they are incredibly stupid? And what of the victim who not only has to deal with the physical and mental pain of having been assaulted but now has to deal with it having been live streamed on the internet.

 

Glad to read they're both facing a litany of charges not only for the assault but for the broadcasting of it. Also glad to see they're both facing 40 years.

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I'm a father of two daughters.

 

This made it online, the likelihood of it being picked up and remaining online forever is very likely.  This young girl will have to be subjected to this the rest of her life

 

The term of potential sentence does not suit the crime.  A slow live streamed death by numerous and various ways should suffice though.

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2 minutes ago, thejazz97 said:

@Jägermeister In response to your post with all the pictures, I'm afraid social media is raising a generation of idiots.

I think the idiots have always been there, just that social media has made them more obvious and available.

 

Before social media they didn't have an avenue to broadcast their stupidity.

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2 minutes ago, DJSkingz said:

I think the idiots have always been there, just that social media has made them more obvious and available.

 

Before social media they didn't have an avenue to broadcast their stupidity.

You're not wrong. But now that they have an avenue, it seems to be spreading faster than ever.

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54 minutes ago, nuckin_futz said:

Woman charged with livestreaming alleged rape of teen friend

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old was raped by a man with whom she had been drinking and her 18-year-old female friend livestreamed the attack on the social media app Periscope, a prosecutor said Wednesday in announcing a rape and kidnapping indictment.

 

Authorities learned of the assault when an out-of-state friend of the accused woman saw the images, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said.

 

Marina Lonina and Raymond Gates, 29, were charged with rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and pandering sexual matter involving a minor. The rape charge involved intercourse by force and was not related to the 17-year-old's age, O'Brien said. Lonina was also charged with illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

 

Lonina and the victim were socializing with Gates at a home in Columbus on Feb. 27 when Gates raped the 17-year-old, O'Brien said.

Lonina had also livestreamed pictures of the girl in the nude the night before at Lonina's house, he said.

 

Lonina "categorically denies these charges," said her attorney Josh Bedtelyon.

 

Gates is scheduled for arraignment Friday. Court records don't list an attorney for him who could comment on the charges.

They each face up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.

 

O'Brien said the motive for the livestreaming was unclear, but he said alcohol was a factor. Gates, Lonina and the victim had all been drinking, he said.

 

"People need to know and understand that the use of a smartphone to video events can constitute serious felony crimes," O'Brien said. "They should think twice before they use their smartphones to either photograph or video anything that's of a sexual nature."

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-charged-livestreaming-alleged-rape-17-old-154413863.html

 

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Not posting this because it's an eye catching headline. Posting it to generate a discussion on the changing face of crime/crime fighting due to electronic devices and social media. I can only imagine how much easier of a time law enforcement has due to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. and every not so smart person broadcasting their entire lives for the world to see.

 

We even saw it in Vancouver after the Stanley Cup riots. Where people were bragging about shoplifting and destroying property on Facebook which contained a nice photo of them and their real names. Are these people just caught up in the moment or are they just that dumb?

 

Why on Earth would anyone live stream their participation in a sexual assault? Other than they are incredibly stupid? And what of the victim who not only has to deal with the physical and mental pain of having been assaulted but now has to deal with it having been live streamed on the internet.

 

Glad to read they're both facing a litany of charges not only for the assault but for the broadcasting of it. Also glad to see they're both facing 40 years.

Maybe they were drunk or high on something.  When you are in a state like that you are not yourself and your inhibitions either go away or significantly reduced.

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1 minute ago, Canuck_Fan_52 said:

Maybe they were drunk or high on something.  When you are in a state like that you are not yourself and your inhibitions either go away or significantly reduced.

Alcohol is a factor for sure, but it's also a real sad & terrifying part of human nature. Crowd psychology has shown some real scary aspects of human behaviour.

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42 minutes ago, Canuck_Fan_52 said:

Maybe they were drunk or high on something.  When you are in a state like that you are not yourself and your inhibitions either go away or significantly reduced.

Then they shouldn't drink or get high. That's a big problem with the world. They think that they can excuse their actions wit halcohol or drugs.

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I think we can all agree the punishment for rape should be extremely serious, that isnt really a point of contention, I dont think. The part I want to get at here is the punishment of the streamer and picture/video taker needs to be very harsh too, I'm relatively young (college age) and the amount of times I've seen and heard of this happening (someone being taped while being raped/date raped or just plain taped against their will/without their knowledge) and seen it spread around, causing embarrassment, ridicule and harassment and bullying towards the victim because of it is ridiculous. Contrary to the belief of much of the older generation, its not easy being a teenager or college aged kid, there is A LOT of pressure both socially and otherwise, kids dont need to have this kind of disgusting crap happening to them and then having to deal with the social consequences, there needs to be serious punishment for this sort of thing. 

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3 hours ago, Warhippy said:

I'm a father of two daughters.

 

This made it online, the likelihood of it being picked up and remaining online forever is very likely.  This young girl will have to be subjected to this the rest of her life

 

The term of potential sentence does not suit the crime.  A slow live streamed death by numerous and various ways should suffice though.

If only.

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"People need to know and understand that the use of a smartphone to video events can constitute serious felony crimes," O'Brien said. "They should think twice before they use their smartphones to either photograph or video anything that's of a sexual nature."
 

Seriously this is the message ^^

The message they want people to take away is be more careful when taking videos of sex. Somehow that seems like the wrong message here. 

Or just don't stand there while someone is being raped. Don't rape people, don't help others commit crimes like rape. All are way more important...

I can't even... 

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1 hour ago, Derp... said:

"People need to know and understand that the use of a smartphone to video events can constitute serious felony crimes," O'Brien said. "They should think twice before they use their smartphones to either photograph or video anything that's of a sexual nature."
 

Seriously this is the message ^^

The message they want people to take away is be more careful when taking videos of sex. Somehow that seems like the wrong message here. 

Or just don't stand there while someone is being raped. Don't rape people, don't help others commit crimes like rape. All are way more important...

I can't even... 

They don't like evidence? 

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