Evil father who abused his daughter for two decades is jailed after she recorded him on her mobile boasting that it was the ‘best sex he’d ever had’
- Raymond Prescott, 54, abused daughter Layla Bell, 31, since she was 7 years old
- He would rape her at home, screaming: ‘I’m having sex with my own daughter’
- On Christmas Day 2012 she caught him saying ‘the best sex I’ve had is with you’
- Ms Bell passed the tape to police and Prescott was jailed for 12 years after a trial
A sick father who abused his daughter for 20 years was finally jailed after she secretly recorded him boasting about his crimes on Christmas Day.
Raymond Prescott, 54, told his daughter: ‘The best sex I have ever had in my life is with you.’
He first attacked Layla Bell, 31, when she was just seven years old, telling her: ‘It’s our little secret’.
Twisted: Raymond Prescott, 54, who confessed to raping his daughter Layla Bell, 31
Ms Bell, from Nottingham, said her ‘Jekyl and Hyde’ father would suddenly turn from her ‘best friend’ to a ‘sexual predator’.
He would rape her next door to her mother 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 on 25 December 2012, she set a trap and secretly recorded her father 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, Ms Bell passed it onto police and Prescott was charged with five counts of rape.
Ms Bell (pictured aged six) said her ‘Jekyl and Hyde’ father would suddenly turn from her ‘best friend’ to a ‘sexual predator’
He denied the charges but was jailed for 12 years last May after being convicted at Nottingham Crown Court.
Waiving her anonymity to speak out, mother-of-four Ms Bell 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.
Waiving her anonymity to speak out, mother-of-four Ms Bell (pictured on Christmas Day 2012) said: ‘When I was younger I was always the favourite of my dad’
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.’
Ms Bell 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.’
Ms Bell started drinking heavily when she was just 14 after her dad groomed her, giving her alcohol from a young age
Ms Bell 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.
Ms Bell said: ‘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.’
Ms Bell tried to speak out when she was 16 in 2001, but after her own family turned on her
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.’
Ms Bell 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.’
Ms Bell 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 Ms Bell tries to leave, Prescott gets up and appears to lunge towards her.
Ms Bell 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 clip 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.’