$100,000 Is Raised By Strangers Online For Disabled Chicago Teenager Who Was Tortured On Facebook Live.
An online fundraising campaign for the family of a disabled teen who was tortured on Facebook Live has surpassed more than $100,000 in donations.
In just two days a GoFundMe page has gone viral to help out the 18-year-old special needs victim who was ‘kidnapped’ and tortured in Chicago.
The fundraiser’s creator said the bid was to aid the family in financial support and to ‘prove that there is far more good in this world than evil’.
On Tuesday, the unidentified victim was filmed being bound, slapped, cut and verbally abused by a group of four men and women.
Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; and sisters Brittany, 18, and Tanisha Covington, 24, were arrested and charged the following day with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery and a hate crime Thursday.
Prosecutors say they forced the disabled man to drink toilet water, kiss the floor. They also say the suspects stuffed a sock into his mouth, taped his mouth shut and bound his hands with a belt.
Once seeing the video the GoFundMe creator wanted to help out, despite not knowing the family.
In its first day more than $67,000 was raised and so far more than 3,675 people contributed to the $100,000 total.
‘The perpetrators have been apprehended and hopefully swift justice will be served.
‘But let’s take an opportunity now to show this young man and his family some financial support during this difficult time of recovery and let him know there are many out there that are here for him.
‘I’ve coordinated and verified a number of fundraisers through reddit.com/r/upliftingnews and promise that 100% of funds raised will go directly to this young man and/or his family/guardians.
‘Let’s prove to him that there is far more good in this world than the evil he experienced.’
By Cheyenne Roundtree For Dailymail.com