Teen mom’s Facebook Live video gets her son taken away

 Shayla Rudolph (Photo Source: Facebook/Shayla Rudolph)
Shayla Rudolph (Photo source: Facebook/Shayla Rudolph)

Since its introduction to Facebook, the Live feature has seen some really outrageous and disturbing videos from users. Over the last year, there have been suicides, shootings and criminal confessions that have shocked the country. Now a mother is in jail and her son in protective custody after a disturbing episode of child cruelty.

On New Year’s Day Shayla Rudolph, age, 18 of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, posted a video of her 2-year-old son being taped to the wall. The child’s mouth was covered with clear packing tape and his arms outstretched as Rudolph claimed it was a good way to keep her child from running around, while she was trying to clean the house. The child is heard crying as Rudolph states “You have the best mommy in the world.” She then states to the camera, ‘You can’t clean without them running around tearing up? Tape ‘em to the wall. You can’t cook or none of that because they [sic] running around? Tape ‘em to the wall.” She is later heard saying to her son “Don’t make me put more tape up there. Now stay still. You can see the TV from right there.”

She is later heard saying to her son, “Don’t make me put more tape up there. Now stay still. You can see the TV from right there.”

 Shayla Rudolph (Photo Source: Facebook/Shayla Rudolph)
Shayla Rudolph (Photo Source: Facebook/Shayla Rudolph)

People who saw the video expressed their concerned and Rudolph mocked them on Facebook and days later she was visited by Franklin County Children’s Services. She allegedly told investigators it was a joke but then she posted another video to Facebook with more threats of abuse. In that video, she says, “They called Children Services on me, so f—it, now he in the corner. Whatcha gonna do now? Call children services now, you can have his a–. I don’t give a f—. This time y’all can take him.”

Soon thereafter, not only did Franklin County Children’s Services arrive and take her son, but Rudolph was arrested. She has been charged with third-degree felony abduction.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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