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Men were allegedly paid to rape a mum-of-three and ransack her apartment in a horrifying livestream on YouTube.
The 30-year-old was rendered unconscious with a date rape drug before the assault in the Russian city of Yaroslavl, it is claimed.
In the disturbing footage, three men smashed dishes and flower pots, broke a toilet and fridge, and demolished a door.
They repeatedly asked viewers to make donations for each item they destroyed.
The video was broadcast on YouTube and Telegram channels, foreign media reports.
Footage of the alleged rape was deleted.
One of the attackers, called Artem S, 18, had been in a relationship with the victim after she split from her husband, 360TV reported.
After seeing the stream, relatives of the woman found him and the other streamers – whose faces were visible on the broadcast – and “beat them”, it is claimed.
They are also demanding the three attackers pay for repairs, which will cost more than the money they made from their sick stunt.
Police have now launched an investigation into the alleged rape and damage, according to Yulia Nikiforova, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Yaroslavl.
The cash donations were via YouTube, it was alleged.
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 allegedly beating her and forcing her to stand near-naked in sub zero temperatures.
He is under investigation for causing grievous bodily harm and being held in detention.
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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.
The Daily Star has approached YouTube and Telegram for comment.
If you or somebody you know has been affected by this story, contact Victim Support for free, confidential advice on 0845 30 30 900 or visit their website, www.victimsupport.org.uk.
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