Scotland Yard said that a summons had been issued for Sun journalist Virginia Wheeler, from Kennington, south London, to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on February 11.
Charges are being brought against Former Metropolitan Police constable Paul Flattley and Sun journalist Virginia Wheeler as a result of Operation Elveden - Scotland Yard's inquiry into alleged corrupt payments to public officials.
So far, 56 people have been arrested as part of the inquiry, six have been charged, and two - a retired police officer and a former journalist - have been told they will face no further action.
Those charged include former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, 44, Sun chief reporter John Kay, 69, and Ministry of Defence employee Bettina Jordan-Barber, 39.
Former Metropolitan Police constable Paul Flattley and Sun journalist Virginia Wheeler are to be charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, the CPS has announced.
It is alleged that Flattery was paid by The Sun for information, including that relating to the death of a 14-year-old girl.
It is alleged that between 25 May 2008 and 13 September 2011 Flattley, who at the time was a serving police constable with the Metropolitan Police Service, was paid at least £4,000 (in the form of cheques) and £2,450 (in cash) by The Sun newspaper in exchange for information provided in breach of the terms of his employment.
– CPS statement
The information provided included information about the tragic death of a 14-year-old girl, as well as details about both suspects and victims of accidents, incidents and crimes. This included, but was not limited to, information about high profile individuals and those associated with them.
Correction: The CPS has since issued a correction, stating the girl referred to in its statement was 15, not 14 years old.
Former Metropolitan Police constable Paul Flattley and Sun journalist Virginia Wheeler are to be charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.