Dad who rape his daughter for 20 years caught by secret recordings

By mirror.co.uk

A dad who abused his daughter for 20 years was finally jailed after she recorded him boasting about his disgusting crimes.

Raymond Prescott, 54, first attacked Layla Bell, 31, when she was just seven years old.

He taunted her and made foul comments, including telling her the abuse was the ‘best sex he’d ever had’.

Layla said her father would suddenly turn from her ‘best friend’ to a ‘sexual predator’ and described how he would brazenly grope her while shouting: ‘I’m having sex with my own daughter’.

She initially reported the abuse to police in 2001 but withdrew charges, claiming relatives harassed her.

She said: ‘I told my mum – but she wouldn’t even look at me or speak to me.

Dad who raped his daughter for 20 years caught by secret recording
Layla Bell waived her right to anonymity (Picture: SWNS) 

‘I think she was more ashamed that she hadn’t known before. She believed me I think, but was in shock.

When Prescott tried to attack her in December 2012, brave Layla set a trap and secretly recorded him confessing.

In the chilling clip, Prescott can be heard saying: ‘I can’t have sex with anyone else and enjoy it, so I want to have sex with you.

After securing enough evidence, Layla passed it onto police and Prescott, of Clifton, Nottingham, was charged with five counts of rape.

He initially denied the charges but was jailed last May after being convicted at Nottingham Crown Court.

Waiving her anonymity to speak out, mum-of-four Layla, of Clifton, Nottingham, said: ‘The very first time he did it I was seven. He said he was proud of me for not wetting the bed and told me I was going to get a present.

‘He took me into the bedroom after everyone else had gone to school and laid me down on the floor.

‘He ran his hands up me and took my skirt off but I can’t fully recall what happened next. I blocked it out of my head because it happened at such a young age, but I knew it was very bad.’

Dad who raped his daughter for 20 years caught by secret recording
Layla Bell aged 6 (Picture: SWNS)

Layla said the abuse continued and he would strike when everyone else was out of the house.

She said: ‘I remember he took me into his bed and performed oral sex when I must have been nine or ten. He would tell me it was our little secret and I was his special little girl.’

Layla started drinking heavily when she was just 14 after her dad groomed her, giving her alcohol from a young age.

In the seven-minute secret recording that nailed Prescott, Layla is heard telling him: “This is weird. It’s wrong and you know it. You were grabbing my arse in front of my friend.”

She handed the footage to police in February 2013.

Reacting to Prescott’s 12-year sentence, Layla said: ‘It’s brilliant that he got 12 years. The judge was disgusted by him.’

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