Eddy Shah: Today newspaper boss on child sex charges
Eddy Shah came to national prominence in the 1980s
The former newspaper proprietor Eddy Shah has been charged with child sex offences.
Mr Shah, 68, from Chippenham, is accused of seven counts of raping a girl under 16 between 1993 and 1995.
The former media boss, who owned the Today newspaper in the 1980s, has also been charged with two counts of gross indecency with a girl under 14.
A woman and man have also been charged over the inquiry. All three are due before magistrates on 7 June.
Anthony Pallant, 52, of west Malling, Kent, is charged with two counts of raping a girl aged under 16, four counts of gross indecency with a girl aged under 16 and one count of indecent assault on a girl aged under 14 between 1991 and 1994.
The woman, who has not been named, is charged with a total of six counts of gross indecency with a girl aged under 16 and one count of indecent assault on a girl aged under 14.
She is also charged with seven counts of aiding and abetting the rape of a girl aged under 16 by Mr Shah.
The charges are said to have occurred between 1991 and 1995.
All three are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court.