Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter

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A woman who was abusing a baby has been arrested thanks to the family dog, who gave away his distrust of her when she came to the house.

Benjamin and Hope Jordan were horrified to learn that the woman they trusted to care for their son for five months had been abusing him when she thought no one was watching. But someone was – the dog.

The dog, whose name has not been given, served as baby Finn’s protector when his parents were away. The Jordans, who had recently moved to Charleston, South Carolina, hired 22-year-old Alexis Khan after she came up clean on a background check.

“We felt like Alexis was a good fit at the time,” said Benjamin Jordan.

But before long, they began to see some peculiar behavior from their dog.

“About five months into her being our baby sitter, we started to notice that our dog was very defensive of our son when she would come in the door,” Jordan said. “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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The parents were suspicious, but had nothing substantial to go on. Hope suggested they keep tabs on Khan by putting an iPhone under the couch to record what happened while they were at work.

“It started with cussing,” Jordan said. “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…”

A few weeks later, Charleston City Police took Khan into custody. She pleaded guilty to assault and battery. She will serve one to three years in prison, and be placed on a child abuse registry, preventing her from ever working with children again. She will be eligible for parole after completing one year of her sentence.

“That is fantastic news to us. To know that maybe Finn’s ordeal has possibly saved another child’s life in the future,” Jordan said. “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.”

The Jordans report that Finn is doing well, and seems to show no signs of trauma.
wistv.com – Columbia, South Carolina |

0 thoughts on “Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter”

  1. My dog’s instincts are infallible, I think I would trust any dog who showed that kind of behavior around an individual coming into my home. It’s too bad this babysitter creature will be out in three years, she’s going to hurt someone’s child.

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    • Evidently you missed the part of the story where it said she will be “placed on a child abuse registry, preventing her from ever working with children.”

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      • Unfortunately, that will not stop her from working “under the table” for unsuspecting parents. Where there is a will, there is a way.

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      • nybdy that can hurt a baby/child and sits there and admits to what they’ve done needs to die, because there’s nothing a child does that deserves to be abused,they never ask to be brought into this cold cruel world. there’s too many children dying or abused because nothing happens to the abuser, just makes me so sad and angry.

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  2. The hardest thing you do as parents is find good child care for your kids. That’s why I quit working when our grandchildren were born To take care of them be smart people about who you leave your babies with they can’t tell you what’s going on,good dog!.!

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    • And what does that comment mean? Abusers are overweight????That’s bull….Abusers come in all colors AND sizes….I am over weight and have been a childcare provider for Many Many years and I have NEVER laid a hand on any child. AND I have excellent references from EVERY single family I have worked for. Just sayin…..

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      • I think they mean ‘lead by example’ what’s the point of hiring someone who can’t take care of themselves to help raise children? Seems backwards.

        Yes, not everyone overweight is that way because of 100% their own fault. But maybe let’s say 50%. So much of it is personality associated. Motivation. Self worth. Hygine & Healthy choices. Things we should be instiling in our children. (Especially nowadays)

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      • Being over weight is a bad example for children but grouping over weight people as bad is not fair. Food is not the problem of fat people. Deep issues are. Anyone that says, I just like to eat, is fooling themselves. Telling children that fat is bad is like telling them that people that have cancer are bad. They aren’t doing it to themselves on purpose, not consciously. Teach children to hate evil and monsters like the one’s that hit. Not people with problems.

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  3. Too bad they restrained the dog when he tried to go after her… Lol. Good thing they did, tho. Or it would have been the dog protecting the baby who got in trouble, and think what might have happened then! Good boy!

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  4. The sentences for child abuse should be MUCH harsher than they are now. In many cases, abuset damages a child for life.

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    • I could not agree more. I am a 49 year old man and I’m still am wrecked from the beatings and sociopathic mind games and manipulations of my narcissistic ignorant parents. You NEVER get over it, no matter how many years of therapy. My “father” is a retired NYC cop, can you imagine that this creep was given a gun to protect society? Child abusers come in all shapes and sizes and some are great actors, but when the front door closes, the monster takes over.

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