Parents 'complained to swim centre' months before instructor's arrest


The Sydney swimming centre who employed an instructor accused of molesting young girls received complaints from parents months before the man’s arrest, a court has heard.

Kyle Daniels, 20, was charged last week with abusing two girls, but in court on Wednesday he faced allegations involving another six children.

Detectives hit Daniels with 28 extra charges – a total of nine counts of sexual intercourse, eight of intentionally sexually touching, and 14 indecent assault counts – after more girls came forward.

Kyle Daniels was arrested Tuesday following allegations he’d assaulted two young girls aged just six and eight. Source: NSW Police

Daniels’ mum blew kisses and quietly cheered for her son in court as he was given bail, despite another six victims filing reports, one as young as five.

In the middle of last year parents of two alleged victims complained to the Mosman pool, the court heard.

An internal report called Customer Feedback outlined inappropriate touching and “unorthodox hands on instructions”.

Last year parents of two of Kyle Daniels’ alleged victims complained to the Mosman pool about inappropriate touching, the court heard. Source: Supplied

Daniels has denied any wrongdoing and his lawyer argued what occurred was misunderstood by the eight young girls.

The defence labelled his involvement as “glaringly improbable”, to which the magistrate replied, “we have a cardinal in jail, and that’s also improbable”.

The prosecutor said part of the thrill of the alleged offending was that it was high risk, right in front of parents, other students and the supervisors.

Kyle Daniels’ parents outside court after the 20-year-old swimming instructor was granted bail. Source: AAP

Daniels has been granted bail on the condition he reports to police daily.

He is due to return to Manly Local Court in May.

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