YouTube livestream where men were paid by viewers ‘to rape a woman and destroy her apartment’ is probed by Russian police
- Russian YouTube streamers are being investigated by police over ‘trash stream’
- Teenage yobs appear to rape a drugged woman and trash her flat on live camera
- During attack they appealed to viewers to send them donations of 10p and 30p
- Victim, 30, thought to be mother-of-three who was dating one of the attackers
Police are investigating a gang of Russian YouTube streamers who appeared to rape a woman and trash her apartment on camera in return for donations.
The sickening attack happened in the city of Yaroslavl, 150 miles north of Moscow, with footage streamed live to YouTube and Telegram.
The victim, believed to be a 30-year-old mother-of-three, had reportedly been dating one of the yobs – identified as 18-year-old Artem S – before the attack.
A 30-year-old mother-of-three was reportedly drugged and then raped with the assault live-streamed on YouTube as part of a sick ‘trash stream’
A gang of teenage jobs including one who was reportedly dating the woman appealed to viewers for donations in return for which they trashed the woman’s apartment (pictured)
Footage which is still available online shows the gang laughing and swearing as they tear apart the flat while appealing for donations amounting to 10p or 30p.
For each donation they pledge to cause more carnage – ripping a door off its hinges, breaking a fridge, smashing a toilet, and breaking pots and vases.
Additional footage, which has been removed, allegedly shows members of the group raping the woman, who had reportedly split from her husband before dating Artem.
Medical reports said the woman had been given a ‘date rape’ drug before the alleged assault took place.
The woman’s family are believed to have discovered the sickening footage online before tracking down Artem and his friends and ‘beating’ them.
Police were also informed of the footage, and have now launched an investigation.
Family members of the woman are also demanding that the yobs pay for the damage they caused to the flat, amounting to far more than their stunt earned them.
The thugs filmed themselves breaking the woman’s fridge, destroying her toilet, ripping a door off its hinges and smashing pots and vases
The woman’s family reportedly found the footage, ‘beat’ the boys involved, and have now reported the incident to police who have launched an investigation
Russia has been hit by a number of live stream horror cases, prompting demands for changes in the law to counter the sinister trend.
Last year popular YouTuber Stas Reshetnikov, 30, aka Reeflay, showed his girlfriend Valentina ‘Valya’ Grigoryeva, 28, dying on livestream after he had ‘beaten her’ and forced her to stand near naked in subzero temperatures.
He is under investigation for causing grievous bodily harm, and held in detention.
She sustained serious head and facial injuries from beatings and three blows to her face along with ‘multiple bruises’.
Russia is considering forcing live streamers to register as individual entrepreneurs, forcing them to pay taxes on donations, but also allowing police to track them.