A grandfather indecently assaulted his seven-year-old granddaughter four times in one afternoon, Eastern Court was told yesterday. The grandfather has denied five counts of indecent assault. The court was told the girl was spending the day with her grandparents in their Tai Po flat in July as her mother, who had separated from her husband, had to work and her two older sisters were visiting an aunt. The girl, giving unsworn testimony through a live television link to the court, said her grandfather touched her while she was lying on a bed. The court heard that the 67-year-old sexually assaulted his granddaughter three more times in the dining room later that afternoon. Two of the attacks were while her grandmother was in the kitchen making dinner, it was alleged. The girl kept silent because her grandfather threatened to beat her if she told anyone, the court heard. A month later, she told her nine-year-old sister about the alleged assaults but she did nothing. On September 8, the girl spent another night in the Tai Po flat after a family banquet. She claimed her grandfather attacked her again the next morning. The alleged incidents came to light on November 10 when her mother talked about her divorce and other family matters to the girl. The hearing continues before magistrate Hugh Sinclair.