A man has been charged with a string of sexual offences against a young schoolboy.
Michael Andrew Brade, of Stone Croft, Penwortham, Preston, is accused of the attempted rape of an 11-year-old boy.
The allegation dates back to a period between September 2016 and May 2017.
The alleged young victim cannot be identified for legal reasons.
Brade was also charged with three charges of sexual assault of an 11-year-old boy, which relate to a similar period.
In addition, the 51-year-old defendant is also accused of two further counts of causing or inciting a youngster under 13 to engage in sexual activity with him.
Brade is now due to make his first appearance before a bench at Preston Magistrates’ Court on a date to be set.