A former director of music at Jersey's Town Church has been charged with historic sex offences.
Kenneth Francis, 71, of Akasaka in Tokyo, was charged with 13 counts of indecent assault and four counts of committing an act of gross indecency.
The alleged offences happened in Chelmsford, Essex, according to police.
Four boys under the age of 16 are believed to be involved with the incidents, said to have happened between 1972 and 1979.
Mr Francis left Jersey some time after April 2017, according to the Diocese of Canterbury.
He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on 12 December, along with church musician Malcolm Archer.