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Qld criminologist denies touching girl

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016 Sarah Motherwell

A Queensland criminologist has emphatically denied playing sex games and touching a young girl at his home in the 1970s, a trial has heard.

Paul Wilson, 75, is accused of lying naked on his bed with a cat on his genitals as part of a ruse to get the victim to stroke his penis.

Wilson is also alleged to have put his hand down the girl's bikini bottoms while she was in the family's swimming pool and made her dance naked while he touched himself.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place at Wilson's home in Indooroopilly between 1973 and 1976 when the girl was under the age of 12.

Wilson, who has pleaded not guilty to indecent treatment, told the Brisbane District Court on Friday the allegations never happened.

"I deny that completely," Wilson said.

The now-retiree also denied playing blindfolded games of hide and seek with his victim and making her take her clothes off when he caught her.

Wilson said he never played any games with children because it wasn't in his nature and now regretted not playing with his daughter when she was younger.

"I never played games with children ever," he said.

Prosecutor Phil McCarthy previously told the jury Wilson had a persistent sexual interest in his victim and the repeated abuse only stopped when she and her family moved away.

But Wilson denied he knew even who the victim was at the time the abuse was alleged to have occurred.

"I could not recognise one neighbourhood kid from the other," he said.

The prosecutor and defence will give their closing submissions when the trial resumes on Tuesday.

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