|Updated: 1/24 7:54 pm
||Published: 1/23 11:13 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Brian Floss, a former Fordyce teacher convicted of raping a student back in 2002, is eligible for parole, but the victim's family is asking the state parole board to deny his request.
"I plead with you today to give my daughter the next five years with peace of mind, knowing he is serving his full sentence," said Tammy Harper, the victim's mother.
Since 2005, Harper has made the annual trip to Little Rock to voice opposition to Floss' early release. Floss is serving a fifteen year sentence after being convicted for sexual assault. He went to prison in 2003.
In addition to submitting a list of signatures from other Dallas County residents who want Floss to remain in jail, Harper read the board a letter from her daughter.
"If he got out I would constantly worry and definitely not want to go anywhere by myself. If Brian got out I would not feel safe not only for myself, but for my loved ones too," the victim wrote.
The parole board will publicize their decison on February 5.