Content warning: This story includes descriptions of child sexual abuse that may be distressing to some readers.
In July 2022, Madeleine West came face-to-face with her abuser.
The visit to 73-year-old Peter Vincent White's home had been weeks in the making, part of a major police investigation. And it was West's bravery in confronting the 73-year-old former plumber, her childhood next-door neighbour, that helped put him in prison.
West had been fitted with a secret recording device when she knocked on his door. Her mission was to land a confession from the paedophile who had abused her and at least six other children during the 70s and 80s.
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"The door opened. And in that moment, I had my 'gotcha' moment because his face dropped," West recalled to 60 Minutes. "I knew he was waiting. He'd been waiting for this day for 30 or 40 years."
The audio of their confrontation was shared publicly for the first time during February 4's 60 Minutes episode.
In it, West confronted him about the abuse she endured between the ages of four and 10. White claimed he couldn't remember his offending, but accepted it was possible.
"I don't remember doing anything like that. I'm sorry please, please forgive me," he said in the recording.