A devil dad who abused his daughter for 20 years was finally jailed after she secretly recorded him boasting about his sick crimes – telling her it was the “best sex he’d ever had.”
Twisted Raymond Prescott, 54, first attacked Layla Bell, 31, when she was just seven years old, and told her: “It’s our little secret”.
Layla said her “Jekyl and Hyde” dad would suddenly turn from her “best friend” to a “sexual predator”.
He would brazenly grope her while screaming: “I’m having sex with my own daughter”.
When she spoke out to police in 2001 she claims relatives called her a “gobby b****” and she withdrew charges.
But after Prescott tried to attack her in December 2012, brave Layla set a trap and secretly recorded her devil dad confessing to his sickening crimes.
In the chilling clip, landscape gardener Prescott told his disgusted daughter: “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 caged last May after being convicted at Nottingham Crown Court.
Waiving her anonymity to speak out, mum-of-four Layla, of Clifton, Nottingham, 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.”
“Over this time I would let him into mum’s house while everyone was out. I’d make him cups of tea and then he’d turn and abuse me and leave before mum came back.
“He would tell me it was our little secret and I was his special little girl.
“He was a completely Jekyl and Hyde character, he would go from the best dad in the world to a sexual predator.
“I remember looking at his face and there was another man, his whole demeanour would change in the blink of an eye.”
Layla started drinking heavily when she was just 14 after her dad groomed her, giving her alcohol from a young age.
She said: “He would give me beers when I was seven, because I was his favourite.
“I drank a lot when I was a teenager and was drunk at school, but no-one ever said anything because I managed to cover it.”
Layla tried to speak out when she was 16 in 2001, but after her own family turned on her she kept quiet.
She said: “I told my boyfriend first. He didn’t want me to go home he was so worried about me.
“Then I told my auntie, who was mortified. I told my mum – but she wouldn’t even look at me or speak to me.
“I think she was more ashamed that she hadn’t known before. She believed me I think, but was in shock.
“He carried on grabbing me and hugging me when my family were nearby, but no-one had a clue what he was doing to me.
“I got the courage to go to the police when I was 16, but when he denied it I got death threats from his side of the family.
“They called me a gobby little b**** and an attention seeker, so I withdrew from the proceedings and never spoke about it again.
“Nine months later he decided to rape me.
“He did it because he felt he’d got away with it.
“I was downing bottles of JD, beer, wine, vodka, anything I could get my hands on by this stage to cope.
“As I got older he started to do it regularly around Christmas time.
“One time he raped me next door to my mum screaming: ‘I’m having sex with my daughter’ – thinking he was funny.
“He would sneak into my room when everyone else was asleep and do it.
“But if he wasn’t attacking me then he was my best friend, I can’t explain how different he could be.”
“The last time he tried I was 27. I had gone over to see him with my friend, and he had got so drunk we had to carry him upstairs to his bedroom.
“He called me into the bedroom and said he wanted to talk to me, and then he grabbed my hand and stuck his tongue down my throat. My friend was in the room next door.
“He tried to make me touch him. I told him to get off and managed to get away.
“I got in the car with my friend and just broke down. She asked what was wrong and I told her everything.
“She said go back and record him, so I did.”
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.”
Prescott says: “I have already f****d you. We have had sex. No-one will find out, we’ll keep it a secret.
“I can’t have sex with anyone else and enjoy it, so I want to have sex with you.”
Layla asks: “Why me? I don’t understand.”
Prescott says: “Shh. You are the only one I have had sex with and had some meaning to it.
“I feel the same every day, morning and night.
“I know it’s wrong, it’s my daughter – I wish you weren’t my daughter. The best sex I have ever had in my life is with you.
“I just can’t attach myself to anybody else.”
Layla says: “I think you can attach yourself to mum still.”
Prescott says: “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 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 house, 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.”
Reacting to Prescott’s 12-year sentence, Layla said: “It’s brilliant that he got 12 years. The judge was disgusted by him.”