Benjamin and Hope Jordan of Charleston City, S.C. say that their pet dog, Killian, is to be credited for alerting them that their seven-month-old son, Finn, was being secretly and physically abused by the family babysitter.
According to a Sept. 16 Fox News report, the family dog began getting in between the toddler and the babysitter, and started behaving more and more aggressively toward the 22-year-old babysitter, Alexis Khan.
The father of the toddler said:
"About five months into her being our baby sitter, we started to notice that our dog was very protective of our son when she would come in the door."
"He was very aggressive towards her and a few times we actually had to physically restrain our dog from going towards her."
The dad became suspicious of the babysitter based upon the dog’s behavior and set up a home audio recording device, recording 7 ½ hours of audio in the family home.
The first thing the audio revealed was that the babysitter was cursing at the baby.
"Then you hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry. I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time and just grab him up. To know that (for) five months I had handed my child to a monster, not knowing what was going on in my house for that day." ~ Benjamin Jordan
The dad also said that he believes he heard the sounds of his baby boy being shaken.
After being arrested by Charleston City Police, the former babysitter pleaded guilty to assault and battery in Charleston County Circuit Court. Alexis Khan will be serving one-to-three years in jail.
Regarding the family dog, Killian, “He is a very personable dog so for him to show aggression toward anyone is a sign that something was wrong,” Benjamin Jordan told Fox News.
“We hope other parents …can learn from our lesson.”
Young Finn is doing fine and shows no adverse signs from the abuse suffered at the hands of his babysitter.
Good dog Killian. Good dog.
For more on this very scary tale, see the video accompanying this article.
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