Over $160,000 Raised For Teen Tortured In Facebook Live Video

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Over $160,000 Raised For Teen Tortured In Facebook Live Video
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Reddit users have raised about $160,000 for the teen abused in a Facebook Live video, according to reports. The video posted last week on Facebook drew anger from community leaders and even caught the attention of President Obama, who called the Live video “despicable,” notes Fox News.

People show care for teen tortured in Facebook Live Video

The fund was raised by a GoFundMe page for the family of the special needs teen who was allegedly kidnapped, tortured and beaten on Jan. 3 in a Facebook Live video. The page was started by Reddit user Razor Shelden and was authenticated to PEOPLE by Neal Strom, who is the attorney for the teen’s family.

Strom says it has been overwhelming for the family. He added that what happened to the 18-year old teen was horrific and beyond imagination, and they just want to heal. Strom said his clients appreciate the support and are working to aid their beloved child. He said the family of his client is working class with modest means, and the money will help the teen with his treatment.

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