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Kidderminster man in court on sex assault charges
9:27am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
A MAN accused of sexually assaulting girls as young as six when he was just nine years old himself has appeared before a court.
Blake Bingham, now aged 21, of Kidderminster, would tell them they were just "playing a game" before getting them to climb into bed with him, Worcester Crown Court heard.
He faces 14 counts of attacking two girls, one aged between six and 12 and another aged between eight and 12, between May, 2002 and February, 2009.
They include three charges of attempted rape and two of inciting a child to take part in sexual activity plus other indecency and sexual assault charges.
One of the girls, in a video interview, said that on one occasion Bingham had found an adult movie among his mother's belongings and tried to re-enact some of the scenes.
"We used to play moms and dads with our dolls and that and Blake would say he was the dad," she said.
"It would lead to the bed. Then it would just happen. It was just his way of getting us to do these things he used to do."
She said she was at first school at the time the attacks started and said she did not understand what was happening to her as she was too young. "I knew it was wrong, I knew it shouldnt have been happening," she added.
"I don't know why I didn't say anything. I just kept it in. I wish I had said something now."
Giving evidence via video link, she broke down and cried as she said she had found it easier to try to forget about what happened to her but said she decided to speak out earlier this year after hearing the same thing had happened to another young girl.
She rejected suggestions that she had got confused between Bingham and another boy, who had also touched her sexually.
She said that had happened only once and she had never told anybody about it.
Bingham, of Larkhill, denies the charges.
The trial continues.