A 73-year-old man from Buxton, Derbyshire, has been charged by police investigating sexual abuse at youth clubs and schools in Stockport and Cheshire.
Stephen Wyatt, originally from Disley, has been charged with 15 offences relating to sexual abuse of young boys under 16, involving five victims between 1971 and 1989.
He is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates Court on Monday, December 5 2016.
The victims were aged between 11 and 15 years old at the time.
Cheshire Police take all allegations of sexual abuse seriously with specialist trained officers available to provide support. Anyone who has been a victim of this type of crime is urged to contact police.