Manchester

Spiritual healer charged with sex offences

A spiritual healer from Greater Manchester has been charged with a number of sex offences against three women and a teenage girl.

Michael Ireland, 58, of Bosden Fold, Stockport, is charged with 28 offences including rape, sexual activity with a girl and sexual assault.

The charges relate to the alleged abuse of women aged 18 and 40 and the girl between January and September 2010.

He is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on 10 May.

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