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Mother speaks out in attempt to keep son's sex offender in jail

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In Tazewell County, victims of a convicted child predator are encouraged to come forward to share their stories.

Paris Parker is convicted of two counts of statutory rape and has served almost 20 years in prison.  On December 8, 2014, he's expected to be released from Greensville Correctional Center.

Kayla McDaniel is the mother of one of those victims.  She said her son was 13-years-old when he was lured in by Parker, who was doing construction work in his small hometown of Cedar Bluff.

"Well will you help me find a nail or I've got some candy... This is how he got my son on his bicycle," said McDaniel.

She said her son, now almost 30 years old, has never recovered.  "He's very embarrassed, he's blaming himself, but now he's wanting to help others out there," she added.

And the possible number of others, she said, is frightening.

"There's no telling how many more within 40 or 50 years. He's been doing this his whole life. There's probably 70% of the Richlands, Cedar Bluff communities out there that have been attacked by this man," she explained.

Authorities also said there's reason to believe more victims are out there.
They cite Parker worked closely with children as a school janitor, a volunteer leader, and even as a crossing guard in town.

After the incident with McDaniels' oldest son, she picked up her family which included two younger sons and moved them across the state boarder to Bluefield, West Virginia.

"I'm trying so hard to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life where he belongs, he will just get out and go back to his shacks in the backyard, his cabins, his dungeon house, the same thing will go on and on and on," she said.

If you or someone you know has been victimized by Parker... or any other sexual predator... Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee said you are encouraged to contact your local law enforcement.

In Virginia, there is no statute of limitations on these types of crimes so it is not too late to speak out.