|Updated: 2/03/2009 11:15 am
||Published: 1/21/2009 4:40 pm
Brian Floss was denied parole. Floss has served six years in prison for the sexual assault of the 8-year-old girl. It was the third parole hearing for him since he has been in prison.
The mother of a rape victim is fighting to keep her daughter's attacker behind bars. The man has served six years in prison for the sexual assault of the 8-year-old girl. The mother testified at Wednesday’s parole hearing. We are not using her last name to protect her daughter's identity.
"I honestly think he is a serial pedophile," said Tammy, who is doing everything in her power to keep Brian Floss behind bars. In 2003, Floss made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault. Tammy says Floss raped her 8-year-old daughter in her Fordyce Elementary School classroom.
“He was her teacher. She totally trusted him," said Tammy. She says it happened several times to her daughter and a handful of other young girls "in the classroom, day in and day out."
This is the third parole hearing for Floss. Tammy says she will be here every year fighting to keep him in prison. "She's my life. I'll fight tooth and nail for her," said Tammy.
Floss has served six of his 10 year sentence.
"My daughter is so scared, she has nightmares," said Tammy.
Tammy's daughter is now 16 years old, and wrote the parole board this letter:
"Thoughts of me running into him, of him tracking me down, molesting or hurting other kids the way he did me. These are thoughts I don't want in my mind."
Attorney Richard Watts represents the victims and says Floss is a danger to society. When asked if he thought Floss would attack again, Watts replied, "I believe he will. I wouldn't want it on my conscious to let him out."
"How could you have done this to my daughter? I can't understand how a grown man could hurt a child in that way," said Tammy.
Tammy's daughter has received extensive counseling but Tammy says she still has nightmares.
The Arkansas Board of Parole will make a decision on whether or not Brian Floss will be paroled on February 3. FOX16 will continue to follow this story.