Islamic teacher Wali Muhammed groped a 13-year-old girl by slipping his hand under a copy of the Koran as she read it, a court heard.
The 41-year-old also allegedly touched the girl's bottom while in his central London home.
According to The Daily Mail, the teenager thought Muhammad “was a klutz”, but her mother called police after the girl complained.
The prosecutor, Tim Forster, said the girl began studying with Muhammad to study the Koran back in October 2014.
“The lessons were arranged by her mother and the woman who was supposed to be taking the lessons or giving the lessons was the wife of this defendant,” Forster said.
“According to the victim the defendant, while sitting on the sofa, would start touching her feet with his feet,” he added.
However, it is alleged that Muhammad went on to touch the girl, who cannot be named, sexually. Once on her bottom and another time on her thigh.
“Firstly on one of the occasions she says that as she was kneeling in front of him he touched her bum with, it appears, his foot. On another occasions she says that whilst he was kneeling or sitting down next to her and she had the Koran open in front of her he slid his hand onto her thigh under the Koran,” Forster said.
Muhammad denies he sexually assaulted the girl. The trial is still ongoing.