DAD RAPED ME WHEN I WAS SEVEN’: Sick dad finally jailed after daughter he abused for 20 years secretly recorded him boasting sex with her was ‘best he’d ever had’
A DAUGHTER who was abused by her sick dad for 20 years has finally put him behind bars after secretly recording him boasting that sex with her was the “best he’d ever had”.
Twisted Raymond Prescott, of Clifton, Nottingham, first attacked Layla Bell, 31, when she was just seven years old and told her it was “their little secret”.
Layla, who has five older siblings, said she was his “favourite” and her “Jekyll and Hyde” dad would suddenly turn from her “best friend” to a “sexual predator”.
The 54-year-old would brazenly grope her in front of their family, and once raped her next door to his wife while screaming: “I’m having sex with my own daughter.”
When she spoke out to police in 2001, his relatives called her a “gobby bitch” and she withdrew charges and turned to drink and drugs.
But after Prescott tried to attack her one last time in December 2012, brave Layla returned with her phone on record and got him to confess to his vile crimes.
In the chilling clip, the landscape gardener tells her over a cigarette: “I can’t have sex with anyone else and enjoy it, so I want to have sex with you.”
Mum-of-four Layla handed the film to Nottinghamshire Police in February 2013 and the force launched an investigation.
Prescott denied the charges, but was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for 12 years in May last year.
Bravely waiving her right to anonymity to speak out, Layla said: “When I was younger I was always the favourite of my dad.
“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.
“It began to happen again after that, but it wasn’t a regular thing.”
In the recording, Prescott can be heard telling Layla: “I had this plan. If I got back with Mum, I get closer to you.
“It’s sick, I know it is, it’s sick.”
As Layla tries to leave, Prescott gets up and appears to lunge towards her.
Layla then says: “No Dad, no. Bed time, come on. Give me my bag back. I thought you were trying to call someone then.”
Prescott says: “What like Jimmy Savile? How the hell am I meant to find any females around here.”
Layla then leaves Prescott in his bed and walks out of the property, but she did not hand the footage to police until February 2013.
She said: “I kept it to myself, I was drinking heavily. I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
“When I finally did he was never arrested until his trial (on May 18) last year.
“Even though I had the recording he still made me go through the trial.”