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Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« on: September 13, 2013, 02:15:43 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/09/hero-dog-saves-boy-from-abusive-babysitter/

Sep 12, 2013 3:58pm

A South Carolina babysitter was convicted of child abuse this week because a loyal dog alerted the little boy’s parents that the woman was mistreating the child, his father and authorities told ABCNews.com

The parents of 7-month-old Finn Jordan suspected something was wrong last year when their dog began to growl and snarl at the babysitter, Alexis Khan, 22.

“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 Jordan said.

Khan had been working with for the family for five months before the Jordans became suspicious. They had run a background check on the woman, who had held previous babysitting jobs, before hiring her to watch the boy while they were at work, Jordan said.

Killian, a black lab and German shepherd mix, was generally a docile and friendly dog and his behavior was out of the ordinary.

Finn’s parents placed an iPhone under a living room couch to record audio of Khan, expecting to hear her possibly abusing the dog, according to court documents and officials.

What they heard instead shocked them.

On the recording, Khan can be heard telling the infant to “shut the f*** up” and calling him expletives. The baby is heard crying, and noises that sound like slapping and shaking can be heard.

“We just could not believe it,” said Jordan who immediately took the baby to the hospital to be checked out.

Doctors  found the boy to be in perfect shape, but alerted the police, according to authorities. Initially, officers worried that an audio recording would not be enough to press charges against Khan, but a Charleston police detective interviewed the woman and got a full confession.

Almost exactly a year to the day that the Jordans first recorded Khan, the woman appeared in a Charleston, S.C., court and pleaded guilty to assault and battery.

The judge sentenced her to the maximum three years in prison and her name will be placed in a registry of child abusers, preventing her from ever again working with children.

“Who knows how many children she has abused or how many more she would have had it not been for our dog,” asked Jordan.

Killian is not through being a hero. He is currently training to be a psychiatric service animal.


Finn Jordan and his dog Killian, who is credited with alerting the boy's parents to an abusive baby sitter.


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Re: Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013, 02:44:42 PM »
What a good doggie!!


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Re: Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013, 03:01:04 PM »
Yep.. dogs are GREAT judges of character and protectors of their humans.
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Re: Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013, 03:11:46 PM »
Yep.. dogs are GREAT judges of character and protectors of their humans.
When I was born my parents had a Boxer. He never let me out of his sight. Mom knew I was safe in the playpen outside with him guarding me. The mailman one day came in the yard and the dog cornered him and wouldn't let him move.


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Re: Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 03:56:37 PM »
Yep.. dogs are GREAT judges of character and protectors of their humans.

Yeppers, and here is your thought for the day:
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Paul Rodriguez said why dogs love is true. Put your wife and dog in the trunk. Wait a couple hours and see which one is happy to see when you open the trunk
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Re: Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 04:55:52 PM »
Yep.. dogs are GREAT judges of character and protectors of their humans.

Yeppers, and here is your thought for the day:
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Re: Hero Dog Saves Boy from Abusive Babysitter
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2013, 04:58:09 PM »
Yeppers, and here is your thought for the day:

Here's another one:

If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, which one do you let in first?

The dog.  At least he will shut up once you let him in...


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