A DISTRICT Court judge yesterday took the unusual step of asking to see the 11-year-old victim in a child sex abuse case in private. Judge Chua said she was concerned about the girl's welfare and wanted to do all she could to help. She made the request after hearing how the girl, now receiving psychological counselling, was repeatedly molested by a 61-year-old acquaintance. The victim, who was 10 at the time, said Tao King forced her to strip and sexually abused her when she visited him to play cards. Tao, a cleaner, denied three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and one of indecent assault when his trial began on Monday. But midway through the girl's evidence he decided to change his plea. Yesterday, Tao admitted four counts of indecent assault between April 17 and June 5 last year, although he denied having sex with the girl. The pleas were accepted by the Crown. Judge Chua adjourned proceedings until February 8 - for more information about the effect of the ordeal on the girl and a background report on the defendant - for sentencing. She expressed particular concern that the girl's father had hanged himself three years ago after learning he was dying from cancer. Her mother, a cleaner, worked every day to make ends meet. Judge Chua asked prosecutor Newman Wong to investigate what welfare benefits mother and daughter were entitled to. She said: 'This was appalling. We have to protect her. It is not very good if she's left on her own and the mother is working seven days a week. Let's do something. 'I would very much like to see the mother and daughter after sentencing and after I have seen the psychological reports. I want to help them as much as I can.' She told Mr Wong to push for welfare benefits.