COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with raping a 17-year-old girl during an assault that prosecutors say was livestreamed has pleaded guilty.
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said 29-year-old defendant Raymond Gates was sentenced to nine years in prison immediately after pleading guilty to one count of rape Wednesday.
A message was left for Gates’ attorney seeking comment.
An indictment says Gates’ codefendant, Marina Lonina, used the social media app Periscope to livestream the February assault.
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Lonina has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including rape, kidnapping, sexual battery and pandering sexual matter involving a minor. Her trial is set for December.
Her attorney has acknowledged his client filmed the alleged assault but said she tried to contain the situation.