A  trainee vicar has been jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of raping two teenage girls. Timothy Storey, 35, preyed on vulnerable young Christians at religious summer camps he worked at and which they attended “from an early age”, befriending them over time.

He groomed and sent his victims 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.

Storey lived a ‘double life’, preaching the virtues of abstinence at St Michael’s Church in Victoria while he began his ‘incremental, insidious’ manipulation of girls from the congregation.

The rapist, a sex addict described as ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’ – tightened his psychological grip on the young victims by sending them flattering messages through social media.

In 2007 the theology student ‘trapped’ a 17-year-old he had befriended and raped her as she sought shelter from a torrential downpour at his church quarters in Victoria, central London.

Storey raped a 16-year-old twice at his student digs in Oxford after plying her with alcohol at a concert in 2008.

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