THE victim of a child rapist who could soon walk free has pleaded for other victims to speak out in a bid to keep her attacker behind bars.
A South Derbyshire victim of child rapist, Keith John Williams, has made the plea after revealing Williams is eligible for parole in the summer.
In 1999, Keith John Williams was found guilty on five charges of rape and two of indecent assaults against a child when she was aged between eight and 15.
The attacks took place in his parent’s pubs, The Dominoes, in Woodville Road, Hartshorne and The Cottage pub, in Church Gresley, between 1979 and 1985.
On Monday, the Mail reported that Williams, who was also landlord of The Bear pub in Swadlincote, is being held in open prison conditions.
During the trial, it was alleged that other girls were taken to the pubs and raped.
His victim said: “I think he could be a threat to people.
“It’s not like I stand alone – there are other victims – I don’t see how this man can’t not be deemed a danger.
“I urge them to speak out. Courage isn’t about being scared and doing nothing - it’s about being scared to death and doing the right thing.
“By not speaking out they could compromise their own family’s safety somewhere down the line.
“There are other victims out there - if they speak it would also keep him in the place he needs to be.
“But I don’t hold out much hope.”
The woman has also started an online campaign against Williams being released on parole.
She has set up a Facebook page and hopes to raise the 100,000 votes needed on an e-petition for it be to be discussed in the House of Commons.
She said: “He would harass, harangue, intimidate and threaten. He will always pose a threat.
“Other families have been hurt so nothing can be gained by staying silent.
“Other families will already be in pain because of what they have gone through with this man.”
So far, 331 people have liked the Facebook page, which can be found by visiting www.facebook.com/pages/Petition-for-Keith-John-Willaims-not-to-be-freed/134828516690867