A TEACHER from Colchester has been charged with sexual offences against children.

Brahmo Chellakootty, 62, of Northgate Street, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, one count of assaulting a girl under 13 by touching, and one count of causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity with no penetration.

The offences are reported to have occurred between January and March last year.

He is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.