– Lancashire Police spokeswoman
Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service an 83-year-old man has this evening been charged with one offence of rape and 14 offences of indecent assault.
Stuart Hall, of Prestbury Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, was arrested after attending a police station in the county by appointment.
He has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Preston on February 7 2013.
Police have charged TV and radio presenter Stuart Hall with rape and 14 offences of indecent assault.
He is accused of attacking girls aged between nine and 16. The offences are alleged to have happened between 1967 and 1986.
The rape charge involves a 22-year-old woman. and dates back 36 years. He will appear in court next month.