On Thursday, January 19th, Ohio authorities arrested and charged 18-year-old Shayla Rudolph with abduction, after she live streamed how she taped her 2-year-old son to the wall while she was cleaning up around the house.
Reynoldsburg law enforcement officers have been notified about the incident by a reporter who got hold of the video from a concerned viewer. The video showing the little boy taped to the wall with clear packing tape emerged on January 1st. Surprisingly enough, it was only taken down the same day the negligent mother was taken into custody. Moreover, Shayla Rudolph posted another video on her Facebook profile where she was addressing insults to the local authorities for taking action against her.
According to the Reynoldsburg police, the boy was left taped to the wall with his mouth taped shut, his head against the wall, and legs taped together for about 15 minutes. The video shows the boy crying in the background the whole time while his mother threatened to apply even more tape.
The mother addressed the viewer saying that if the kids do not comply, one sure method of getting them to behave is to follow her lead and tape them to the walls.
It was not until Wednesday the Reynoldsburg police department was tipped off to the video. Nevertheless, they took action and brought the woman in for questioning on Thursday. Shayla Rudolph’s mother refused to talk to comment on the incident, according to Lt. Ron Wright. Local authorities have removed Shayla’s 2-year-old from her care while investigators are looking into the matter.
He was placed into the custody of Franklin County Children’s Services and is expected to be placed with other family members until the investigation can be concluded, said Lt. Ron Wright. Fortunately, there were no other children in the home at the time of the incident. However, authorities the little boy could suffer in the future from the traumatic experience.
Lt. Wright said the woman had been charged with felony abduction because she restrained her son’s liberty. He ultimately added he never stumbled upon a case like this in his 21 years of his career.
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