PAUL Colquhoun, 70, from Sale was charged with nine counts of indecent assault against two girls and one boy aged under 14 which occurred between 1984 and 1995.

The alleged victims were aged between six and 11 years old at the time and were pupils at St Benedict′s Catholic Primary School, Handforth.

Colquhoun appeared at Macclesfield Magistrates on February 20 and was bailed to appear at Chester Crown Court on June 18.