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A dad who abused his daughter for 20 years from the age of seven was jailed after she secretly recorded him boasting about his crimes.

Layla Bell, 31, suffered two decades of abuse at the hands of 54-year-old Raymond Prescott. 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 grope her while shouting: "I'm having sex with my own daughter."

She initially reported the abuse to police in 2001 but claims relatives harassed her - forcing her to withdrew charges.

Layla Bell and Raymond Prescott pictured together (Credit: SWNS)

She said: "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."

But when Prescott, from Nottingham, tried to attack her in December 2012, brave Layla set a trap and secretly filmed him confessing to his disgusting crimes.

In the chilling clip, Prescott said: "I can't have sex with anyone else and enjoy it, so I want to have sex with you."

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In the secret recording, 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."

After collecting the evidence, Layla passed it onto police and Prescott, was charged with five counts of rape.

He initially denied the charges but was jailed last May following his conviction 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.

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"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."

She handed the footage to police in February 2013 and he is currently serving a 12-year sentence.

Layla said: "It's brilliant that he got 12 years. The judge was disgusted by him."

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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