Boy, 5, a witness in grandmother groping trial

A MAN who allegedly groped a grandmother in view of her grandson began the first day of his trial on Monday in Gladstone District Court.

The man, who cannot be identified, faces four counts of indecent assault committed when the 55-year-old woman visited his Boyne Island home on July 22, 2012.

The prosecution claims the woman visited the residence to meet with her close friend, the defendant's wife, for help with sewing.

When the victim arrived at the household, she was taken from room to room where she was allegedly groped on the breast several times and kissed without consent.

The court was told she was with her five-year-old grandson at the time of the alleged offence.

The child was among three Crown witnesses called to give evidence.

The trial will continue on Tuesday, when the defence will establish its case.



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