Ohio Mom Charged in Taping of 2-Year-Old Son to Wall in Facebook Live Broadcast


A young Ohio mother is facing a felony charge after authorities got hold of a Facebook video that appeared to show her taping her 2-year-old son to a wall, CBS News reports.


According to the network, the video was brought to the attention of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, police by local ABC affiliate WSYX, which obtained the footage from a concerned viewer who saw the suspect post the video live to her Facebook on Jan. 1.

In the video, the toddler can be seen restrained against the wall with clear packing tape for about 15 minutes, police confirmed.

“Don’t make me put more tape up there,” the mother says in the video. “Now, sit still. You can see the TV from there; you’ll be all right.”

According to the police, at one point the child also has his mouth covered with tape, and his muffled cries can be heard.

“Parents don’t need to whoop their kids. You can’t clean without them running around, tearing up? Tape them to the wall,” adds the woman in the video. “You can’t cook or none of that because they running around? Tape them to the wall.”

According to CBS News, police were tipped off about the video Wednesday and launched an investigation. On Thursday police arrested 18-year-old Shayla Rudolph.


The 2-year-old child was taken into protective custody and is expected to be placed with family members, Reynoldsburg Police Lt. Ron Wright said, according to CBS News.

Rudolph is facing a charge of felony abduction, with authorities charging that the toddler’s liberty was restrained.


“This is not something we’ve seen,” Wright told Crimesider. “In my career—I’ve worked here 21 years—I’ve never seen someone tape a kid to a wall.”

Read more at CBS News.

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Facebook Live is one of the best and worst things to ever happen. It’s so annoying, but in cases where people do stuff like this or other illegal activities and are stupid enough to post them, it’s genius.

I know someone who is a terrible parent. She loves to post things on Facebook. Perhaps she’ll do something this stupid, and I’ll finally have video proof so CPS has no choice but to get involved?