A man, accused of indecently touching an 11-year-old girl he barely knew while holidaying on Fraser Island, is on trial in Hervey Bay.
A man, accused of indecently touching an 11-year-old girl he barely knew while holidaying on Fraser Island, is on trial in Hervey Bay.

COURT: Fraser Island holiday ends in alleged sex assault

A MAN, accused of indecently touching an 11-year-old girl he barely knew while holidaying on Fraser Island, is on trial in Hervey Bay.

The prosecution alleges the 44-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, exposed a part of his genitalia to the girl and put a hand between her legs at a party on November 15, 2016.

During the trial's first day on Monday, the jury heard the man harassed the girl and her friend during the party by making dirty remarks and pestering them.

The minors were pretending to be Disney characters and writing notes to each other for fun when the man allegedly interrupted by writing an obscene note, requesting oral sex.

He lifted his shirt and pulled his pants down to expose himself.

In a recorded police interview played in court, the girl said during dinner the man chose to sit next to the pair rather than with the adults.

"He gave us a weird vibe more than anything," she said.

"We know adults don't hang around kids much."

He allegedly touched them on the stomach under the table, before grabbing another of the their notes and putting it down his pants.

The court heard the man allegedly informed the girls it had been "on his balls".

After the girl was sprayed with water by her friend, the man allegedly touched her.

The girl said he "wiggled" his fingers between her legs.

When asked how it made her feel, she said: "Like I was nothing".

The man, who is from the Brisbane suburb of Prenzlau, is charged with indecently touching a child and performing an indecent act on himself in front of a child. He was invited to the party by association, and had not met the girl before.

The trial continues on Tuesday in Hervey Bay District Court.



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