A Charleston, S.C., family was alerted to an abusive babysitter by their dog, reported Wednesday's publication of The State.
Benjamin and Hope Jordan started to suspect that their eight-month-old son, "Finn," might be in danger after their dog started to growl at the baby's 21-year-old babysitter, Alexis Khan.
Jordan described their dog's behavior:
"He was very aggressive towards her and a few times we actually had to physically restrain our dog from going towards her."
Parental instincts told the couple that the dog's protective behavior towards Finn might mean something, so they set up an iPhone to record Khan's activity while they were gone.
The recording revealed that the woman was screaming obscenities at the baby, and suggested that the baby was being slapped.
According to WNEM News, the recorded evidence was sufficient to have Khan arrested and on Monday, in Charleston County Circuit Court, the woman pleaded guilty to assault and battery charges and she was sentenced to between one and three years in prison.
Khan is also required to register on a child abuse registry and she will no longer be able to work with children.
Jordan credits their dog with possibly saving baby Finn's life:
Had our dog not alerted us to the trouble, had my wife's instincts not said we need to make something happen, it could have been Finn that was killed by the babysitter. You never know."
News clip here.
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