Swedish prosecutors said today that they have received a copy of footage from Facebook (FB) - Get Report depicting a suspected gang rape which was broadcast via Facebook Live, Reuters reports.

Earlier this month, prosecutors charged two men with raping a woman in January and a third with the crime of "grave defamation" by streaming the act online.

The three have disputed the charges.

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"We have received the material," Prosecutor Magnus Berggren told Reuters, confirming that the alleged assault had been streamed live.

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