A man from Nottingham, England, who sexually abused his daughter for 20 years is finally behind bars after he was caught on video admitting to his crimes.
Raymond Prescott, 54, was arrested after his daughter, 31-year-old Layla Bell, secretly recorded their conversation and showed it to police.
In the disturbing video clip, Prescott can be heard saying: "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."
Bell, who has four children of her own, decided to record her father after he got drunk and tried to abuse her in front of her friend.
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"The last time he tried I was 27," Bell said, according to SWNS. "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."
Bell resisted and left the house with her friend, who asked what was going on. When Bell told her, she suggested that Bell go back inside and record him.
"This is weird," she tells her father in the clip. "It’s wrong and you know it. You were grabbing my [butt] in front of my friend."
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To which Prescott responds: "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."
"I just can't attach myself to anybody else," he says.
"I think you can attach yourself to mum still," Bell tells him.
"I had this plan," Prescott says. "If I got back with mum, I get closer to you. It’s sick, I know it is, it’s sick."
As Bell gets up to leave the house again, Prescott attempts to restrain her.
"No dad, no," Bell says. "Bed time, come on. Give me my bag back. I thought you were trying to call someone then."
"What like Jimmy Savile?" Prescott says. "How the hell am I meant to find any females around here?"
Jimmy Savile was a British TV and radio personality who is alleged to have sexually abused hundreds of young boys before his death in 2011, according to CNN.
Bell said she waited three months before presenting the footage to police.
"I kept it to myself," she said. "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, 2016]."
Bell described Prescott as a "Jekyll and Hyde"-type character who could be her "best friend" one moment and a "sexual predator" the next.
"The very first time he did it I was seven," she recalled. "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."
The abuse continued throughout her childhood, though Bell said it was irregular.
"It began to happen again after that, but it wasn’t a regular thing," she said. "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."
By the time she was 14, Bell was a heavy drinker. She said Prescott gave her beer as a child because she was "his favorite."
The first time she spoke out about the abuse, in 2001, Bell said her family deserted her.
"I told my boyfriend first," she explained. "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."
When she went to the police she said she received death threats from her father's 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," she said, adding that her father raped her nine months later because "he felt he'd got away with it."
Prescott was finally charged with five counts of rape after police were witness the conversation Bell recorded. He was convicted in May 2016 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Bell said she is satisfied with the outcome.
"It’s brilliant that he got 12 years," she said. "The judge was disgusted by him."