A former youth leader and trainee vicar has been convicted of rape of two women.
Timothy Storey, 35 (10.05.80) of Peckham Grove, Peckham, was found guilty of the following offences:
– three counts of rape
– one assault by penetration.
He was found guilty at Woolwich Crown Court today, Thursday 18 February following a retrial.
All offences relate to two women, aged in their 20s, and were committed between early 2008 and 2009.
Storey was known to both women as a youth leader at church and summer camps which they attended.
He later became a trainee vicar (ordained). From an early age the women attended the groups he led.
Over time he befriended the women and gradually became more inappropriate with them, sending them messages of a sexual nature including on social media and texting.
He managed to manipulate both women into meeting with him.
One of the women had a much longer relationship with him where he subjected her to inappropriate phone calls to differing degrees of sexual intimacy.
Using his position as a youth leader he gained the victim’s trust which enabled the sexual activities to continue.
On two separate occasions between 2008 and 2009, Storey sexually assaulted the woman.
On another occasion the other woman agreed to meet him to go to a concert.
Whilst at the concert, Storey used this as an opportunity to take advantage of her eventually taking her back to his home and assaulting her.
In May 2014, Storey was convicted of several offences whereby he had groomed girls between the ages of 10 to 16 years and encouraged them to perform sexual acts via social media.
Following his conviction and subsequent three year sentence, the two women came forward to report that they too had been victims of Storey.
On 24 July 2014 Storey was arrested for the offences he committed against the women and on 17 May 2014 he was later charged.
Storey was remanded to be sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on 15 April.
DC 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. With appropriate support from the police and our partners I urge any other victims of Timothy Storey to come forward and tell us what has happened to them.”
Anyone with further information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101.