Ohio

Woman who livestreamed rape of teen gets 9 months in prison

  • FILE - This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio, shows Marina Lonina, who pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors after she was accused of using the social media app Periscope to livestream images of Raymond Gates raping a 17-year-old girl on Feb. 27, 2016. Lonina was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, to nine months in prison. Gates pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was sentenced Oct. 12, 2016, to nine years in prison. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio, shows Marina Lonina, who pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors after she was accused of using the social media app Periscope to livestream images of Raymond Gates raping a 17-year-old girl on Feb. 27, 2016. Lonina was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, to nine months in prison. Gates pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was sentenced Oct. 12, 2016, to nine years in prison. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio, shows Raymond Gates, who pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was sentenced Oct. 12, 2016, to nine years in prison. Co-defendant Marina Lonina was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors, who had accused Lonina of using the social media app Periscope to livestream images of Gates raping a 17-year-old girl on Feb. 27, 2016. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, Ohio, shows Raymond Gates, who pleaded guilty to one count of rape and was sentenced Oct. 12, 2016, to nine years in prison. Co-defendant Marina Lonina was sentenced Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, to nine months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors, who had accused Lonina of using the social media app Periscope to livestream images of Gates raping a 17-year-old girl on Feb. 27, 2016. (Franklin County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Ohio woman accused of livestreaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

Nineteen-year-old Marina Lonina was sentenced Monday in Columbus after pleading guilty to one count of obstructing justice under a deal with prosecutors. She initially faced other charges, including rape and pandering sexual matter involving a minor.

Authorities alleged that she used the social media app Periscope to livestream the assault last February.

Defense attorney Sam Shamansky tells The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2lLa9Qy ) that Lonina admitted to failing to report the rape or turn over her evidence afterward.

The 29-year-old rape suspect, Raymond Gates, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

The victim alleged that Lonina set up the rape. Shamansky calls that allegation "unmitigated nonsense."

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com