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Busted: Dog alerts family to babysitter's abuse

  • Family says their dog warned them about abusive babysitter
  • After dog acted protectively when sitter came around, family used phone to record her
Busted: Dog alerts family to babysitter's abuse

A couple in South Carolina says they were alerted to a babysitter’s abuse by the family dog, according to HLN affiliate WCSC.

Benjamin and Hope Jordan hired 22-year-old Alexis Khan to babysit their 7-month-old son. After a few months, they noticed their dog acting strangely whenever Khan came to the house. They told WCSC that they “started to notice that our dog was very protective of our son when she would come in the door. He was very aggressive towards her.”

They decided to record what happened when Khan was alone with their son -- and what they found shocked them. They say they heard cursing and the sounds of slapping. They went to the authorities and the police arrested Khan. She later confessed. On Monday, Khan pleaded guilty to assault and battery and was sentenced to up to three years in prison, the station reports.

See the full story from our affiliate WCSC here.

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