Family Dog Helps Parents Expose Their Child's Abusive Babysitter

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Shortly after relocating to Charleston last year, Benjamin and Hope Jordan searched high and low for a reliable babysitter for their then 7-month-old son Finn. Like many parents, they were probably filled with an anxiety that ceased slightly when the background check for their potential sitter, 22-year-old Alexis Khan, came out clean as a whistle. 

But Khan wasn't fooling their family dog.

"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," said Benjamin Jordan. "He was very aggressive towards her and a few times we actually had to physically restrain our dog from going towards her." 

Suspicious, the Jordan's placed an iPhone under their couch to record the sitter with Finn while they were at work. What they heard later that day devastated them. 

Khan was caught on tape cussing at the baby. The curses soon turned to slapping noises and Finn's cries could be heard changing from distress to pain. 

Is your blood boiling yet? Can you even imagine how you would feel? 

"I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time, and just grab him up," Jordan said. "To know that five months I had handed my child to a monster, not knowing what was going on in my house for that day."

The good news -- the only good news to come from this sad story, other than the fact that the Jordans can take solace in the fact that they have one amazing pooch -- is that Khan was arrested, confessed to the abuse, and was sentenced this week to serve one to three years in prison. 

As part of her plea, Khan will be placed on a child abuse registry, which is the least that the courts could do after what this child and these poor parents went through. She actually qualifies for parole in one year -- which seems ludicrous to me.

I understand a punishment has to fit a crime and that I am especially sensitive to and passionate about this issue because I have a toddler, but is one year really enough time for this crazy woman to learn the lesson that she has no right to put her hands on someone else's child? She could have chosen any other part-time job -- why choose one that required her to be a loving caretaker? 

Do you think Khan's sentence is fair? 

Image via State Farm/Flickr

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nonmember avatar Blake

These monsters need to get jobs working as prison guards not working with children! I would be eternally grateful to my dog if I were this mom.

abra819 abra819

I know people are going to rip this comment apart, BUT I cannot for the life of me, help but be so damn frustrated with the parents. Wake the mother F up!!!! You can't trust anybody, they should have had a nanny cam the minute they hired this girl!!! I could NEVER leave my son with someone and not record it. If they couldn't affored it, then they should have placed the Iphone a loooong time ago.

In NO way am I ever blaming these parents. My heart aches for them so bad. That sweet little baby, bless his heart. The dog. Oh the dog. I can only hope, they treat this protective pup like a king from now on.

I leave my comment and don't come back, so spout off all you want, I don't see it and I don't care for you negetivity. Peace!

Gingered Gingered

Horrible, thank God they realized that there was more to the dog's behavior than just not liking her. Is a year enough? No, but I know a little girl that was raped at 8 years old and her attacker only did ten months. Basically, the punishment doesn't always fit the crime, it is more of, what kind of a mood is the judge in that day.


Jaghd810 Jaghd810

wow...abra's life must really suck.  

Sarah Cazier

Of course you don't come back abra.. because your comment is in part, ludicrous. Why would a parent assume they MUST spy on a sitter that probably came with positive references and passed a background check? As soon as there was reason to suspect they investigated. Is it scary to leave your kids with someone else? Hell yes. But you have to allow yourself some modicum of trust.. and if you cant.. then you will just have to take your kids everywhere with you.

Clara Hall

I agree with you abra,,I dont trust anyone and damn sure wouldnt trust someone with my child.. I dont care what kind of References they came with. Find out for myself!!!

linzemae linzemae

I dont understand why people like this become babysittersor work around kids.

Todd Vrancic

I'd rather sentence her to one day with the dog!

Karen Sunshine Marschner-Cassel

No. she should also be sterilized.She doesnt deserve life let alone give life and then destroy it.

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