Viewers on Facebook watched a disturbing scene a few weeks ago – a toddler taped to a wall as a woman talked live on her Facebook page.
The woman, who was not identified by name at the time because no charges had been filed against her, can be seen as she casually walks around a home, telling viewers, “Parents don’t need to whoop the kids, all you gotta do is tape them to the wall.”
At one point, the woman can be seen kissing the boy while he is still stuck to the wall, telling him, “You have the best mommy in the world.”
Franklin County Children’s Services officials refused to comment, telling us they do not talk publicly about ongoing investigations or referrals they have received.
Days after the video was posted, the woman was back on Facebook Live, telling viewers she had been called by Children’s Services, and that she was disciplining the child by having him stand in the corner.
On Thursday, January 19, she was arrested 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.”
— WTTE FOX 28 (@fox28columbus) January 19, 2017
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.