LITTLE ROCK — A former teacher who admitted he sexually assaulted one of his third-grade students at a Fordyce elementary school more than a decade ago has been granted parole.

LITTLE ROCK — A former teacher who admitted he sexually assaulted one of his third-grade students at a Fordyce elementary school more than a decade ago has been granted parole.


The state Parole Board said Tuesday it voted unanimously last week to grant parole to Brian Floss, 52. Floss pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in 2003 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.


The board has denied parole to Floss multiple times previously.


Floss will be required to register as a Level 4 sex offender and participate in a program for sex offenders provided by Arkansas Community Correction. He will not be allowed to have contact with the victim or her family, have physical contact with any minors, take a job involving minors or date a person with a minor child.


Floss also will be prohibited from living in Fordyce or in Clark County, where the victim lives, in addition to all the residency restrictions that apply to Level 4 sex offenders. He will be subject to periodic drug tests and a curfew.


Board Chairman John Felts said in a statement Tuesday, "It is important that offenders, especially those deemed to be a high risk, be subjected to a strict level of parole supervision whenever possible. It is the board’s position that the public is best served by this offender being placed on parole supervision for the duration of his sentence and receiving community-based treatment. Any violations once released will be met with swift and certain sanctions; up to and including revocation."