A NAKED man used an 11-year-old girl's mobile phone to film
her cycling in the nude on a cross trainer as a bribe for
letting her stay up late, a court heard.
Exeter Crown Court was told 38-year-old Martyn Dodd was
meant to be looking after the girl.
Prosecutor Mary McCarthy said one evening when Dodd was
naked, he told the girl there was something she could do for
him if she wanted to stay up beyond her normal bed time of
He said she could take off all her clothes and run naked,
then get on the cross trainer and ride on it without her
“The 11-year-old took that inducement and, having removed
her clothes, she got on the bike trainer,” said Miss McCarthy.
“Then she looked round and was rather alarmed to see Dodd was
pointing her mobile phone at her and filming her. She got off
the bike and Dodd then hugged her.”
The prosecutor said there was nothing abnormal about the
actual hug except they were both naked.
“The prosecution say that it was grossly inappropriate for
him to hug an 11-year-old naked,” said Miss McCarthy.
The jury heard Dodd then told the girl she could put on her
pyjamas and she was allowed to stay up a little later than
He also told her not to tell anyone about being allowed to
stay up, or the circumstances of how that had come to
Later when the girl was spoken to by the police she said the
same thing had been repeated on a second occasion but that time
there was no filming or hugging.
The alleged offences came to light after the girl told a
school friend and her father what she claimed had happened to
Dodd, of Hestow Road, Kingsteignton, has pleaded not guilty
to inciting a child to engage in sexual activity by removing
her clothes and riding a cross trainer.
He has also denied a second charge of sexual activity with a
child aged 11 and the trial continues.