Couple accused of ‘periscoping’ rape due in court

Marina Alexeevna Lonina, 18 and Raymond Boyd Gates, 29
Marina Alexeevna Lonina, 18 and Raymond Boyd Gates, 29

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A man and woman accused of raping a woman and live streaming the assault on Periscope is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon.

Marina Alexeevna Lonina, 18 and Raymond Boyd Gates, 29 are scheduled to be arraigned for their alleged role in the rape of a 17-year-old girl.

Both are charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual battery and pandering obscenity involving a minor.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Lonina and a 17-year-old friend were socializing with 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.

“If Gates and Lonina are convicted for these charges, they each face a potential sentence in excess of forty years in prison”, O’Brien said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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