Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest has been charged with child abduction after disappearing with his 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers, Sussex Police said.
The 30-year-old married amateur musician, from Ringmer, near Lewes, East Sussex, vanished with the teenager on 20 September, sparking a Europe-wide search and prompting public appeals from both sets of families.
The pair were eventually found in Bordeaux, and Forrest was arrested on suspicion of child abduction following the issuing of a European Arrest Warrant.
Forrest will appear in Eastbourne Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.
Forrest appeared before magistrates in the French city last week, and his UK solicitor Phil Smith has said his client looks forward to the "full story" emerging in the coming months.
Megan has returned to her home town and been reunited with her family.
She was reported missing when she failed to turn up for school and it emerged she had travelled to France with Forrest.
The pair were spotted on CCTV cameras on a cross-Channel ferry from Dover to Calais and later tracked to Bordeaux where they were recognised by a member of the public who had seen television coverage of the case.
A European Arrest Warrant was issued and the case featured on BBC's Crimewatch.
It has been claimed that Forrest was due to be suspended by the school the day before he and the girl went to France.
East Sussex County Council has confirmed it and school officials were "addressing and investigating concerns", but it has not said when those were made and declined to comment on suggestions he was facing suspension.
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