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.
More top news
Heavy rain and wind for Scotland and northern parts this weekend with an amber weather warning issued and travel disruption expected.
Heavy rain continues to affect Western Scotland and Northern Ireland
A surgeon linked to two deaths and a series of botched surgeries is to return to work despite an ongoing investigation, ITV News understands