Dog Babysitter: Dog Alerts Parents of AbuseBy: Lindsay McCane - September 14, 2013
Benjamin and Hope Jordan have experienced a parents worst nightmare: someone abusing their child. However, thanks to their loyal family pet, Killian, a black lab and German shepherd mix, they were able to discover the abuse and inform authorities.
Alexis Khan, 22 had been working for the Jordan family, watching 7-month-old, Finn Jordan, for nearly 5 months when the parents started realizing something was wrong and got suspicious.
“We noticed the dog was getting very defensive when Alexis was around. He would growl and stand between her and our son. His hair would stand up on the back of his neck and we knew something was up,” Benjamin said.
They decided to investigate, what they thought, was abuse to their dog. They placed an iPhone under the living room couch and recorded Khan while she was babysitting. What they heard shocked them completely. She wasn’t abusing the dog, but rather their 7-month-old baby.
Khan could be heard telling the infant to “shut the f*** up” and then calling him expletives. There was also sounds that sounded like slapping and shaking and the child’s cry was changing “from a distress cry to a pain cry.”
“Who knows how many children she has abused or how many more she would have had it not been for our dog,” asked Benjamin.
“Had our dog not alerted us to the trouble… it could have been Finn that was killed by the babysitter. You never know,” Benjamin said.
Khan was charged on Monday and plead guilty to assault and battery. She was then sentenced to one to three years in prison and is never allowed to work with children again.
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