Police officers threatened to shoot a barge worker to get him to admit he tried to have sex with his girlfriend's 11-year-old daughter, a court heard yesterday. The man said a Yuen Long officer and three members of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit beat him and said they would put three bullets in his head after he was accused of committing an indecent assault on the girl. The defendant, 43, said his trousers were pulled down by one officer who threatened to burn his private parts. The officers told him to sign documents even though he did not know what they contained, the man said. He was told they included a statement saying he had been unable to have sexual intercourse with the girl, the High Court heard. One officer told him admitting it was not a big deal and that he would be able to go after signing, he claimed. He did not know the papers contained allegations of rape. Last week, the court was told the girl's mother had returned home unexpectedly to find her boyfriend had molested her daughter. The man denies indecently assaulting the girl, now 12, on March 22 last year. He also denies one charge of raping her between July and August 1995. The defendant said on the day of the alleged indecent assault, he and his girlfriend of six years had a row over his gambling. After work, he went back to their Yuen Long flat, where the girl was on a sofa. The man said he was there for three to five minutes when his girlfriend returned. He had not even taken his shoes off. 'The police fabricated all the statements. If I'm lying, I'm prepared to shoot myself,' he said. The trial before Deputy Judge Michael Hartmann continues.