Transcript for 4 Teens in Facebook Live Torture Video Face Charges
Thank you. To the case in Chicago causing so much outrage. Four young black people seen on a Facebook live video attacking a white teen with special needs. They now face kidnapping and hate crime charges. Alex Perez has the latest. Reporter: This morning, authorities in Chicago calling the brutal attack broadcast live on Facebook. A hate crime. Smack his . Reporter: Overnight, charges of hate crime, felony kidnapping. The actions in the video are reprehensible. Reporter: The gut-wrenches video appears to show a bound and gagged 18-year-old white man kicked and beaten by four African-American attackers. It appears he was in that position for about four or five hours. Reporter: The victim is meant collaged. Say Trump. Reporter: Investigators releasing new details. The victim, who knew one of the attackers, ended up spending two days with him. When the suspect took him to a friend's house. It was there that a play fight escalated into a painful assault. They admit they were beating him, kicking him. They made him drink toilet water. Reporter: The victim has been treated and released. He's now back with his family. He's doing well -- as well as he could be at this time. Sh should never have happened. Reporter: And Facebook has since removed the video. In a statement, the company says they have a team dedicated on call 24/7 to respond to cases like this one. Horrible cases like this one. Thank you.
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