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McDermott abuse victim speaks out after 40 years

BBC Northern Ireland's Julian Fowler speaks to Michael Connolly, who lived in the village of Donagh.

Michael was abused over seven years, starting when he was nine years old.

It has taken more than 40 years to be able to speak publicly and waive his right to anonymity, speaking to BBC Newsline.

On Thursday, John McDermott, 63, from Moorlough Road in Donagh was jailed for a fourth time in as many years.

Some viewers may find parts of Michael's account distressing.

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