One family dog is being hailed a hero after he helped lead to a baby abuser’s arrest. The culprit was a 22 year old sitter of a seven month old baby.
Alexis Khan, 22, pleaded guilty to assault and battery Monday in Charleston County Circuit Court, according to Live 5 News.
The dog’s owners, couple Benjamin and Hope Jordan, hired Khan to babysit their son Finn last year after moving to Charleston. When the background check was conducted, Khan came out clean.
But soon after she started babysitting, the Jordans couldn’t help but notice their pet’s odd behavior.
“About five months into her being our babysitter, we started to notice that our dog was very defensive of our son when she would come in the door,” Benjamin Jordan said. “He was very aggressive towards her and a few times we actually had to physically restrain our dog from going towards her.”
Suspicious, the couple then decided to place an I-phone under the couch to record what happens while they were at work. Their suspicions turned out to be correct.
“It started with cussing, then your hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry,” Jordan said.
Charleston City Police arrested Khan a few weeks later, where she confessed. She was ordered to serve one to three years in prison and was will be placed on a child abuse registry, meaning she will not allowed to work with children.
“That is fantastic news to us,” Jordan said. “To know that maybe Finn’s ordeal has possibly saved another child’s life in the future.”
It’s safe to assume that the family dog has earned more than just a couple of treats.
“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,” Jordan said.
Source: Live 5 News