Mum of alleged victim's friend takes stand

A YOUNG girl allegedly kissed on the mouth by her school principal eventually told her mother about the incident after opening up to her friend's mum, Bundaberg District Court was told.

The friend's mother took to the stand on day two of the trial of the former principal, who stands accused of four counts of unlawful and indecent treatment of a child.

Crown prosecutor Susan Hedge said the woman found out about the alleged incidents after speaking with the girl on June 18, 2014, during an after-school pick-up.

The woman said the girl had told her she "had a lot on her mind".

"(The girl) looked stressed and that's when she said.(the man) had kissed her," she said.

"I told her she needed to tell her mum. She said she couldn't because (the man) said it was a secret."

The girl called the woman the next morning to say she was ready to tell her mother.

The woman said she was present when the girl spoke to her mother, telling her the defendant had kissed her up to five times, one open mouthed.

The witness also stated that the alleged victim told her mother the defendant used to rub his hands along her shoulders and down her spine and would use a hand signal with her that meant "I like you or I love you".

The trial continues.
 



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