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Trainee vicar (35) found guilty of raping two teens

By Kate Ferguson

Published 19/02/2016

Timothy Storey (35) a trainee vicar, preyed on his victims at religious summer camps he worked at and which they attended
Timothy Storey (35) a trainee vicar, preyed on his victims at religious summer camps he worked at and which they attended "from an early age", befriending them over time

A former church youth leader faces jail after being found guilty of raping two teenage girls.

Timothy Storey (35) a trainee vicar, preyed on his victims at religious summer camps he worked at and which they attended "from an early age", befriending them over time.

He groomed and sent them sexual texts and messages on social media, and eventually manipulated both women into meeting with him.

In the first case, Storey, formerly of Peckham Grove in Peckham, south London, subjected the girl to inappropriate and sexual phone calls.

He used his respectable position as a youth leader to gain the victim's trust, and sexually assaulted her on two separate occasions between 2008 and 2009.

In the other case, the teenager agreed to go to a concert with Storey, and afterwards he assaulted her at his home.

He was found guilty of three counts of rape following a trial at London's Woolwich Crown Court. The women plucked up the courage to come forward and tell police about their ordeals after Storey was convicted in May 2014 of grooming girls aged 10 to 16 and encouraging them to perform sexual acts via social media.

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