A WOMAN who was kidnapped and raped alongside her pal when they were just 10 faces the fear the vile paedophile could be released soon.
Charlene Lunnon and best friend Lisa Hoodless were snatched as they walked to school back in 1999.
3Charlene Lunnon and best pal Lisa Hoodless were snatched in 1999Credit: Channel 4
3Hopkinson was given nine life sentencesCredit: Collect
The pair were put into the boot of a car by predator Alan Hopkinson before he subjected them to a horrific 75-hour ordeal.
Hopkinson drove them to his perverted lair in Eastbourne, East Sussex, where he tied them to beds and raped them.
He was handed nine life sentences for the crimes he carried out on multiple victims.
Charlene, now 34, has pleaded with a parole hearing not to let the “dangerous man” out.
He is due to face a panel in a few weeks as he begs for his release.
Charlene told the Mirror: “It is not safe to let him out on the streets where he could prey on other children, just like he did with me.
“I have been told he still cuts out pictures of children from newspapers and keeps them in his cell.”
Charlene said her message to the parole board would be: “Don’t release this man.”
A Parole Board spokesperson said: “Decisions are solely focused on what risk a prisoner could represent to the public if released and whether that risk is manageable in the community.
“A panel will carefully examine a huge range of evidence, including details of the original crime, and any evidence of behaviour change, as well as explore the harm done and impact the crime had on the victims.”
Hopkinson was previously denied parole during the 70s.
In 2018, he was caught with DVD’s involving children and he was in possession of newspapers – which had girls wearing ballet dresses and sportswear.
Charlene and Lisa waived their rights to anonymity so they could write a book in a bid to help others.
3The two young girls were subject to four days of abuseCredit: PA
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