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Mother records herself on Facebook Live taping 2-year-old son to a wall because he misbehaved

By Mason White 5:58 PM January 23, 2017
Shayla Rudolph
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A teenage mother told her Facebook friends that instead of spanking her son for misbehaving, she taped him to the wall using clear packaging tape, according to police in Ohio.

The Reynoldsburg Police Department said that on Wednesday, they received a crime tip concerning a live Facebook stream of a mother taping her very young child to the wall, and taping his mouth shut.

Reynoldsburg Detectives received a copy of the stream and initiated an investigation.

The video showed the mother, who was later identified as Shayla Rudolph, 18, using clear packing tape to restrain her 2-year-old son to the wall.

She also taped his mouth closed. Rudolph could be heard in the stream stating why she taped the child to the wall. It appeared that the child was restrained by the tape for approximately 15 minutes.

After being contacted by Children’s Services, Rudolph told her Facebook friends that she was now disciplining her son by having him stand in a corner.

Rudolph was arrested and charged with abduction. Her 2-year-old child was taken into custody by the Franklin County Children’s Services for his safety.