Felony abduction charge for mother who taped her son to a wall in Facebook Live video
The Reynoldsburg mother who streamed on Facebook Live after taping her toddler son to the wall was arrested Thursday, and charged with third degree felony abduction.
Shayla Rudolph's charges followed after the nearly 20-minute live video with her 2-year-old taped to the wall was brought to the attention of police by ABC 6/FOX 28. Reynoldsburg detectives viewed the Facebook video on Wednesday afternoon, and the 18-year-old was arrested at her home Thursday morning.
The child was taken into custody by Children's Services.
In the video, the child can be heard crying in the background, and then is showed taped to the wall with packaging tape. The boy's head and arms were taped to the wall, and it appeared he had tape around his ankles and over his mouth.
Rudolph is seen walking around a home, explaining how her son misbehaved and telling viewers "Parents don't need to whoop the kids. All you gotta do is tape them to the wall."
On January 5th, Children's Services says they contacted Rudolph about the video, which she claimed was a joke. Days later, another live video was posted with Rudolph telling viewers she heard from Children's Services and was now disciplining her son by having him stand in a corner. In that video she also mentioned it was her son and she could hang him upside down if she wanted to.