February 16, 2011 09:10:55 GMT
The 'Dancing with the Stars' star lives in fear of facing the retired mailman who molested her, after he was released from jail and hospitalized somewhere near her neighborhood.
U.S. dancer and TV star Cheryl Burke lives in fear of coming face to face with the retired postal worker who she helped put behind bars for molesting her and her stepsister.
The "Dancing with the Stars" regular has opened up about the unnamed pervert who used to fondle her while they watched porn together in her new memoir "Dancing Lessons" - and she has nightmares about him watching her on the hit TV show from the comfort of his living room now he's a free man.
Burke was five when her molester, an old family friend, started babysitting her and her nine-year-old sibling - and taking advantage of the two girls. The dancer took the stand to testify against the man when she was just six and he was jailed for 20 years. Now in his 90s, he was released in 2008 - and Burke is terrified of running into him.
She says, "What I hear is he is stationed in a hospital near my neighborhood somewhere. You always wonder if he's watching "Dancing With the Stars".