Shayla Rudolph, 18 of Ohio, was charged Thursday with abduction. Officials say that Rudolph taped her two-year-old son to a wall. After securing her son to the wall she live streamed him on Facebook Live.
Reynoldsburg, Ohio police have charged Rudolph with a third-degree felony. The child is now in the protective custody of the Franklin County Children Services. A spokesperson for the police department states that they were notified about the Facebook Live video by a local news station, reports FOX News.
The video, that was made on January 1, showed the 2-year-old child restrained to a wall by tape. It is believed the child was left taped to the wall for at least 15 minutes. The child’s mouth was covered with clear packing tape and his little body was taped to a wall in Rudolph’s home. The toddler can be heard crying throughout the Facebook Live video.
Rudolph spoke to her son throughout the video. At one point, she is heard saying, “You got the best mommy in the whole wide world.” She is also heard telling the toddler not to make her use more tape. She orders him to sit still and tells him that he can watch TV from there so he’ll be fine.
The Ohio woman states in the video that she taped her young son to the wall so that she could clean her house. She states that you can’t clean house with children running around making messes so the answer is to tape them to a wall, reports The Guardian.
WSYX, is the local channel that reported the video to Ohio authorities. A spokesperson for the station shared that they became aware of the video by a viewer who sent a link to the video. The local station sent a reporter out to Rudolph’s home. Rudolph refused to answer the reporter’s questions, reports Heavy.com.
Just a few days after the video was shared online a representative from child services went to Rudolph’s Ohio home. After the children’s services representative left, Rudolph then posted a video taunting Ohio authorities and children’s services. In the video, she states that someone called social services on her and she was now punishing her son by putting him “in the corner.” She also stated that social services could have her son because she did not care.
The Ohio woman has been charged with abduction and faces up to five years in prison if she is found guilty. It is unclear at this time if Rudolph has retained an attorney.
By Tammy Marie Rose
Photo Courtesy Reynoldsburg Division Of Police