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Dog alerts parents to abusive babysitter

Dog's reaction to sitter made parents suspicious.

By Vetstreet Sep 12, 2013 4:07PM

When the Jordan family moved to Charleston, S.C., with their then 7-month-old son, Finn, they hired a 22-year-old babysitter whose background check had come up clean. And while they trusted Alexis Khan with the care of their baby for five months — their dog didn’t.

“We started to notice that our dog was very defensive of our son when she would come in the door,” said Benjamin Jordan. “He was very aggressive towards her and a few times we actually had to physically restrain our dog from going towards her.”

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That made the parents suspicious, and they decided to put a phone under the couch to record what was happening in the house. The audio recording captured the sounds of the sitter cussing at and slapping the baby while he cried.

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Khan was taken into police custody and pleaded guilty to assault and battery. She’ll be placed on a child abuse registry so she won’t be allowed to work with kids again.

— Read it at Life With Dogs

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Photo: Video still of Finn and his dog (Courtesy of WCSC)


1318Comments
Sep 12, 2013 5:19PM
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None of this would happen if MOTHERS STAYED HOME WITH THEIR BABIES!!!!
Sep 12, 2013 5:18PM
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Just think how many children out there that are getting this treatment and nobody knows about it.
Sep 12, 2013 5:18PM
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Good dog! And good parents to actually pay attention to the dog!!
Sep 12, 2013 5:18PM
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I hope she never becomes a mommy. If she does they better take it away from her.
Sep 12, 2013 5:16PM
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As the saying goes "If my dog doesn't like you there is a good reson for it"

Sep 12, 2013 5:15PM
Sep 12, 2013 5:15PM
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Reason #937 why dogs are angels in disguise...!

My rottweiler/hound mix won't let my daughter out of his sight when we go camping...even followed her into the water to protect her...and he HATES water!

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