Brother in court over allegations of touching step-sister

"HE started touching me in places where I did not want him touching me"

That is what a young girl told police her stepbrother,19, did to her on three occasions one evening in 2012 while the two were on his bed listening to music.

The Ipswich man, who cannot be identified in order to protect his alleged victim's identity, pleaded not guilty on Monday  in the Brisbane District Court to three counts of the indecent treatment of a child under 12 years of age.

Crown Prosecutor Chris Cook told the court the man, who was only eight years older than his victim at the time of the alleged offences, and the girl lived together after their respective parents became involved in a relationship.

He said the three alleged offences occurred one evening between mid-September and mid-October, 2012, after their parents went out for dinner.

"She said she was sitting in her brother's bedroom listening to music," he said.

"It was while sitting on his bed he pulled her under the covers and started rubbing the inside of her legs.

"She jumped up and said something to him before sitting down on the bed again."

Mr Cook told the court it was shortly after that the second and third alleged offences occurred.

"Once she sat back down he pulled her under the covers again and started rubbing her back before putting his hands down her pants," he said.

"She told police he started rubbing her buttocks before proceeding to the front where he started rubbing her vagina from the outside of her underpants.

"She told him to stop before running upstairs."

Mr Cook said the man followed the girl upstairs and told her not to say anything about what happened because "she would get into trouble."

The jury were then played an interview between the girl and police recorded on October, 29, 2012.

In the recording the girl described to investigators what allegedly occurred.

"He started touching me in places where I did not want him touching me," she said.

"It felt really uncomfortable and I did not like it."

The trial before Judge Michael Shanahan continues.


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