(NEWSER– A babysitter in South Carolina has confessed to physically abusing a seven-month-old boy in her care — and the child's parents give credit to the loyal family dog.

As WCSC explains, they grew suspicious when their otherwise-mellow dog, Killian, started routinely growling at the family's 21-year-old babysitter and standing between her and the child. The parents placed an iPhone under the couch one day to record audio.

"It started with cussing," dad Benjamin Jordan said. "Then you hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry."

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Read the full story on Newser.com