Indecent treatment trial goes on

SHE said he knelt down and licked her vagina. He has denied the allegations.

And now it is up to the jury to determine who is telling the truth.

But the panel of jurors told Judge Michael Noud late yesterday they needed more time.

The trial in the Gladstone District Court continues this morning.

The defendant has been charged with indecent treatment of a child under 16/under 12. He pled not guilty on Tuesday when the trial began.

The complainant was 10 when the incident allegedly occurred in south-east Queensland.

Crown prosecutor Peter O'Connor addressed the jury yesterday morning.

He said the girl's evidence had "the ring of truth" about it.

Defence barrister Maree Willey pointed out inconsistencies in the evidence presented to the court.

Ms Willey added that the complainant had motive to lie: she wanted to live with her dad on the Sunshine Coast.



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