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Dog Alerts Parents to Abusive Babysitter

Star of the Tale

dog saved child from abuse

If you have a pet, you'll want to give him an appreciative pat after you read this. When an otherwise friendly and playful pooch began acting aggressively toward seven-month-old Finn's babysitter, his owners were concerned and mystified. 

According to an article in Yahoo, 22-year-old Alexis Khan came with wonderful references, and had already been caring for their son for five months by the time the parents hid a phone between the couch cushions. 

What they heard horrified them. 

"It started with cussing," said Finn's father, Benjamin Jordan. "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."

A few weeks later, Khan was arrested and pleaded guilty. She was sentenced to up to three years in jail. As a registered child abuser, she will never be allowed to work with children again. 

The real star of the tale is the dog—not only a boy's best friend but his keeper and guardian, too. 

Would you spy on your child's babysitter?