The mother of a rape victim is fighting to keep her daughter's attacker behind bars. The former Dallas County teacher, Brian Floss, has served nearly seven
years in prison for the sexual assault of the girl.
Tammy Harper testified at Wednesday's parole hearing. "She worries so bad about him coming after her. I try to say the right things to calm her fears." Harper is pleading with the parole board not to let Brian Floss out of prison.
In 2003, Floss made a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault. Harper says Floss raped her then 8-year-old daughter in her Fordyce elementary school classroom.
This is the fourth parole hearing Brian Floss has been up for. Harper says she will do whatever it takes to make sure he stays in prison. "I will fight tooth and nail. I'd be up here once a month if he was up for parole once a month. I will fight it until the end."
Floss has served seven years of his ten year sentence. Tammy's daughter, now 16 years-old, wrote a letter to the parole board. "If Brian got out of jail I would be worried and scared every day. I'd always wonder what if I run into him and what would I do. I'd always be worried that he would come try and find me, and hurt me or even molest another child. I hope and pray that you make the right choice in keeping him in jail."
Tammy and her daughter will have to wait until February second to find if her prayers are answered.
The parole board will be interviewing Brian floss later this month at the Cummins Unit.