Man claims girl fell on his face

A MAN accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old Ipswich girl, told police the little girl accidentally fell on his face.Michael Cereso-Miranda, 43, said the girl had been jumping up and down next to him while he had been lying on his back.

A MAN accused of sexually assaulting a seven-year-old Ipswich girl, told police the little girl accidentally fell on his face.

Michael Cereso-Miranda, 43, said the girl had been jumping up and down next to him while he had been lying on his back. He said she fell and landed on his face and was not wearing any knickers.

He said he accidentally licked her when he told her to "get away".

Cereso-Miranda, of Northgate Street, denies two offences of indecent assault.


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Ipswich Crown Court watched a video of the girl giving evidence last August. The offences are alleged to have happened between July 1 and August 31 last year.

The girl said she had been watching a Harry Potter video when Cereso-Miranda had touched her indecently with his finger and then with his tongue.

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The little girl said she had washed herself after the alleged assault because "I didn't really like the feel of it".

Jeremy Dugdale prosecuting said the girl had told her mother and her friend about the incident. Her mother confronted Cereso-Miranda, who she knew, and gave him the benefit of the doubt when he explained it had happened by accident.

He denied ever touching the girl indecently with his hand.

The girl's friend however, told her mother and she in turn informed the police. The friend told police "he kissed her privates and it was a big secret and she was not to tell anyone".

The trial continues.

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