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ARKADELPHIA (KATV) - A man convicted of raping one of his third grade students more than a decade ago is up for parole once again.  The student's family has gone before the parole board multiple times begging for him to stay behind bars, but now the girl who was raped has taken it upon herself to plead her own case.

What happened inside Fordyce's Wallace Elementary School back in 2001 to an eight year-old Brittney Humphrey is something she will never forget.

"I guess as a kid with the kid mind that I had, a part of me thought okay, this must be what happens," said Humphrey.

But what Humphrey's teacher, Brian Floss did to her daily for six months was nothing any child should go through.

"I remember crying when he went the furthest that he went with me," said Humphrey.  "I came home and I was hurting, as a physical type deal."

What started as touching escalated quickly.  Humphrey said she would spend most of class behind his desk while other students went about their day.  She said even at recess Floss would make excuses that she was sick and needed to stay indoors with him.  It was a friend that ultimately threatened to tell Humphrey's mother what was going on if Humphrey didn't do it herself.

"I told a friend of mine what was going on, because I was telling all of my friends," said Humphrey, unaware that what was happening to her was wrong. 

"She basically threatened me which is I guess a blessing that if I did not tell my parents that she would tell them for me."

In 2003, Floss was convicted on rape charges and as a part of a plea deal was sentenced to 15 years behind bars, eligible for parole.  Over the past decade he's been before the Arkansas Parole Board multiple times, and each time Humphrey's mother Tammy Harper was begged for him to be kept incarcerated.

Now almost 11 years after his conviction Humphrey says it's her turn to speak before the parole board, saying she's finally found her voice.

"I've been able to talk about it since it happened, you know to my family and friends, but I feel like I've never been able to talk about it like this," said Humphrey.

A student now at Henderson State University, she's dedicating her studies to helping others like her.  She's majoring in human services hoping to get her masters in social work and become a counselor.  Even as a Miss Arkansas contestant, the cause she's championing is child sexual abuse.

"I know how it is when you have that person who has been through what you've been through; that's a connection," said Humphrey.  "They fully 100 percent understand everything and so as a counselor who's been through this I know I can definitely relate to those people that I'd be counseling."

Floss has just four more years on his sentence at the ADC Pine Bluff facility.  Humphrey plans to continue to press for him to remain behind bars, but unfortunately she knows he will eventually be freed.

"I should be safe," said Humphrey fighting back tears.  "But I think my main fear is not for myself but for others."

Humphrey will deliver her plea to the parole board January 22.