Woman abused by foster father as a child breaks silence

Jackie O'Connor's foster father abused her as child and was jailed after pleading guilty to several charges of sexual abuse.

Mrs O'Connor said that Brian Gregory, from Main Street in Conlig, County Down, stole her childhood from her.

"It had a big impact on my life", she said.

Speaking to BBC Newsline, she urged other victims to go to the authorities, adding that there is a lot of support out there for them.

She said no-one should "suffer alone".