Church leader faces jail in UK after raping two girls
A former church youth leader faces jail after being found guilty of raping two teenage girls, Scotland Yard said.
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.
Neither of the women can be named for legal reasons.
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 and one assault by penetration 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.
Detective Constable Paul Hill, of the Met's Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "The victims in this case were young teenagers when Storey assaulted them, having been groomed from a very young age.
"In his position as a youth leader he manipulated the victims and forced them to engage in sexual acts that they did not want to do.
"They have shown courage in coming forward after so many years to tell us what happened to them. This conviction goes to show that the sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command will pursue sex offenders and bring them to justice.
"Storey thought he had got away with it, but the victims in this case were determined to see him brought to justice."
He urged any other victims to get in touch with police on 101.