A badminton coach was yesterday acquitted of one charge of molesting a schoolgirl, due to a lack of evidence. Deputy Judge Peter Longley directed a Court of First Instance jury to acquit Tam Chi-shing, 30, on a charge of indecent assault. But he is still facing two similar charges relating to the same girl, who was 14 at the time of the alleged attacks. Tam is also accused of raping a 13-year-old twice at his Kowloon Bay flat and taking her for an abortion in July 1998. He also allegedly raped a third girl, who was 13 at the time, three times in 1998. Tam has denied the charges. Now 17, the girl testifying yesterday was the third to do so against the coach. She told the court Tam repeatedly touched her breasts on the night she and her teammates celebrated the coach's birthday on July 4, 1997. The girl said she was attacked a second time in December 1997. She told the court the defendant squeezed her buttock several times. The prosecution closed its case yesterday. Tam, who has admitted three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl aged under 16 at a Mongkok hotel last year, has to decide whether to give evidence in his defence when the case continues today.