A delegate to the Inner Mongolian People's Political Consultative Committee yesterday denied indecently assaulting a woman during a spiritual ceremony. Paau Tin-fu, 37, of Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, claims to be a follower of an Inner Mongolian Lama Buddhist sect. He is also a certified doctor in bone-setting, acupuncture and massage on the mainland and claims to have learned traditional Mongolian medical skills from his father. Paau denies five counts of indecently assaulting the 22-year-old woman on August 19. Paau yesterday told Kowloon City Court that during a visit to Hong Kong that day he was introduced to the woman in a Wan Chai Buddhist artefacts store. Paau said the woman told him she was studying in England and was concerned about her exams. After learning he was a spiritualist, the woman asked him to help her. He told the court he then placed talismans on her forehead and chanted a sutra. Paau yesterday demonstrated the ritual in court after being requested by his barrister, Alan Hoo, SC. Paau said the purpose was to make the woman's 'dream come true' and that she told him she felt 'relieved' afterwards. Paau said the woman then suggested they go to his place for further rites, and they took a taxi to his friend's home in North Point where he was staying. The woman has previously testified that at the flat, Paau asked her to join him in the lotus position. He told her he could feel she had an instestinal ailment and started massaging her before the alleged offence took place. The trial continues today before magistrate Peter White.