Tampa, Florida -- One of the victims of the so called Hyde Park rapist says he put her through a living hell.

Now, she can't believe he's back living in Tampa - where he targeted his victims.


"You don't forget it," says Diana Winoker still has flashbacks to the night she was raped - in her own bed by Bobby Joe Helms. She says the justice system has failed her and the other victims.

"I woke up with a towel over my head - knife or gun to my back unable to breath," she says recalling the attack.

"I don't know if he will come after me again. ... It worries me."

Helms, was locked up for 13 years after pleading guilty to raping 12 Tampa-area women and attempting to rape four others in the 1980's.

The 57-year-old man was released from prison Tuesday and has registered his address in the 2800 block of Nebraska Avenue.

Winoker has heard his apology.

"Unfortunately our legal system allowed him to be released."

"The man is sick - he has a problem i feel sorry for him."

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"Our system has failed us - he should never have seen the light of day."

Tampa police say they are monitoring Helms and that they've checked in with him and will continue to do so.