Australian Swim Teacher Charged With Sexual Abuse
A 20-year-old swimming teacher has been charged with the sexual abuse of two young girls during lessons at Mosman Pool last month.
Kyle James Henk Daniels was arrested at his parents home in Balgowlah home just before midday on Tuesday and taken to Manly Police Station.
Following extensive inquiries, police alleged that the University of Sydney student touched a six-year-old girl on February 2nd and raped an eight-year-old girl on February 14th.
He has been charged with two counts of intentionally sexually touching a child under 10 years, and sexual intercourse with a child under 10 years.
“It’s alleged one of the incidents occurred inside the pool,” said Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec at a media conference.
“We’ll allege that they occurred over two separate days probably about a week and a half apart.”
Police said that the accused had worked as a casual swim instructor at Mosman Pool for two years.
Daniels and his twin brother both attended Sydney’s prestigious Knox Grammar School.
The case was briefly mentioned in Manly Local Court yesterday but Daniels did not appeal or apply for bail and it was formally refused.
His lawyer has indicated that he would return to court sometime next week to apply for it.
Investigations into the incident began after the two young girls told their parents of the alleged sexual assaults.
Investigations are continuing.