A Brisbane man promised a youth church choir member $20 for her silence after raping her in his toilet during singing practice, a court has heard.
Pentecostal church member Shartiel Nibigira gave the girl the money about a month after the alleged rape, the court heard on Wednesday.
Crown prosecutor Natalie Lima told the Brisbane District Court that the girl, aged between seven and 10 at the time of the rape, had gone upstairs from where choir practice was being held to go to the toilet.
Nibigira followed the girl from his bedroom, also upstairs, into the toilet without knocking on the door, she said.
The girl was facing away from Nibigira when he grabbed her around the stomach before pulling his and her pants down and raping her, the court heard.
"When she tried to scream, he covered her mouth," Ms Lima said.
The alleged offences occurred between 2011 and 2013 when the girls, members of the Acacia Ridge church's youth choir, were at Nibigira's Goodna house, which was used for choir practice and other church activities.
Nibigira has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping and indecently treating a girl younger than 12, and indecently treating another under 16.
The charge of indecently treating the younger girl relates to the same child who was allegedly raped.
On that occasion she had been at choir practice and went upstairs to get a drink of water when Nibigira hugged her and thrust his hips against her, the court heard.
Ms Lima said another girl was between 11 and 13 years old when she was indecently treated, also at Nibigira's house during choir practice.
The court heard that after choir practice, the girl had taken her crying infant sister upstairs.
Ms Lima said Nibigira had asked the girl for a hug before touching her vagina on top of her skirt with his hand.
Ms Lima said members of the church mainly originated from central Africa.
Nibigira, who does not speak English, is assisted by an interpreter.
Australian Associated Press