Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with 4 counts of sexual assault in the UK

The CPS said Spacey was also charged with one charge of engaging a man in penetrative sexual activity without consent.

The charges relate to two alleged incidents in London in 2005, two others in 2008 and another in Gloucestershire, western England in 2013.

London's Metropolitan Police said the alleged victim of the 2005 incidents is now in his 40s,

While two persons allegedly involved in the incidents of 2008 and 2013 are now in their 30s.

The force said the decision to charge Spacey was made after the Metropolitan Police Service reviewed evidence gathered in its investigation.

A CPS spokesman told CNN the allegations were authorized on Thursday, while Spacey is not currently in England or Wales.

The agency did not comment on whether it is seeking Spacey's extradition if he does not.