A mother yesterday denied coaching her five-year-old daughter to frame her husband on sexual assault charges so she could move out of temporary housing. The 31-year-old is petitioning to divorce her husband, who faces three counts of indecently assaulting their only child last year. The man denies the charges. Yesterday the father's lawyer, Fu Chong-sang, suggested the mother planned to leave his client after she came to Hong Kong from Shenzhen with the girl last year. The woman married the 47-year-old Hong Kong businessman in November 1989. Mr Fu told Eastern Court that a Social Welfare Department booklet, Housing Resources for Divorced People, was found in a drawer in the mother's room. But the allegations of coaching the child were rejected by the woman. The mother and child had since moved out of the family home in Sheung Shui temporary housing area to a hostel after the alleged assault. The court heard she also received public assistance directly from the Government. Previously the grant was deposited into her husband's bank account. The father testified he loved his daughter and sometimes would pet her to show affection but he denied indecently assaulting the girl. The girl's father said he was seldom alone with his daughter in their cubicle. He later said 'not even once were they left alone'. He said he had suspected his wife of being unfaithful. The hearing continues before magistrate Hugh Sinclair.