In February, Michael Murphy was jailed for 16 years for sexual offences against children. Helen was a mother he befriended, Isla her daughter. They tell their story
He was “Uncle Mike”, a friend of my dad’s. I think he began grooming my parents after my mum went to meet my dad at work when my older sister was a toddler. So he was a family friend from before my twin sister and I were born – he was always in our lives.