A teenager in the US has been accused of broadcasting the rape of her 17-year-old friend on Periscope.

Marina Lonina, 18, has been indicted along with Raymond Gates, 29, for the incident that took place at a house in Columbus, Ohio on February 27.

The pair are charged with kidnapping, rape, sexual battery and pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor. Lonina is also facing an additional charge of “illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material or performance” for allegedly taking a nude photo of her friend the night before the incident.

If convicted, Lonina and Gates could be sentenced to 40 years or more in prison.

The assault was reported by a friend of Lonina from another state after they saw what was happening live on Periscope.

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