A SWADLINCOTE paedophile who waged a ‘campaign of sexual tyranny’ against his victims, could soon be free to roam the streets.
Child rapist Keith John Williams is eligible for parole in the summer, the Mail can reveal.
One of his victims contacted the Mail last week after being notified that Williams, who is being held in an open prison, could soon walk free, after serving just 14 years in prison.
In 1999, Williams, who was the landlord of The Bear pub in Swadlincote, was found guilty on five charges of rape and two of indecent assaults against a child. He received five life sentences for his crimes.
The attacks took place in pubs run Williams’ parents in Hartshorne and Church Gresley between December 1979 and December 1985.
Williams enjoys up to four days out from prison, including one overnight stay, per month, the victim has claimed.
She told the Mail Williams already has ‘one step out the door’.
She said: “He is more or less out.”
The Mail understands Williams is subject to an exclusion zone which includes Tamworth, Coalville, Ripley, Ashbourne and Rugeley.
His victim said: “This is not a law abiding citizen – this zone means nothing.”
Williams’ parole hearing will take place between June and August, the Mail believes.
His victim has been invited to make a victim impact statement at the hearing.
She said: “I have no rights to know what his response is. The only right I have is to know when he is released and when he has been on overnight stays.”
A spokesperson from The Parole Board said it could not give comment on individual cases but confirmed Williams is eligible for parole and being held an open prison.
The spokesperson said The Parole Board would make its decision on whether or not to release Williams based on reports from probation staff, prison staff, medical staff, and the victims personal impact statement.
Williams will remain on license for the rest of his life.