A man has pleaded not guilty to indecent treatment of a child. Photo: File
A man has pleaded not guilty to indecent treatment of a child. Photo: File

Camper denies molesting girl during weekend trip

A man accused of molesting a young girl who was staying at the same Sunshine Coast camping ground has pleaded not guilty.

Carlito Raistrick, 44, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to the indecent treatment of a child under 12, at a privately-operated family campground in 2017.

Maroochydore District court heard the girl, who was not related to Mr Raistrick, immediately told her mum that the Mount Ommaney man had allegedly groped her while she was playing with friends during their trip.

Crown prosecutor Alex Stark said Mr Raistrick invited the girl into the caravan, which he was staying in with his wife, when he allegedly began rubbing the girl's leg.

"So we decided to watch some TV and under the table, he was placing his hand on my lap and he was rubbing it on my lap," the girl said in an interview, the court heard.

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Mr Stark said the girl was then playing with her friends when Mr Raistrick allegedly joined her in hiding behind a bush.

"And that's when he started to touch me, squeezing my breast and bum," the girl said.

" … he was holding me very tight.

"I tried to get away from him like push him away or get closer to my friend but he won't let me go."

Mr Stark said the girl also told police that Mr Raistrick allegedly rubbed her vagina outside her clothing.

"All up that went for about five minutes," Mr Stark said.

Pre-recorded evidence from the girl and her friend was played to the court on Wednesday afternoon.

The trial will continue into Thursday when it's expected the jury will hear from the girl's parents and a police officer from Brisbane.



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