Pool safety camera vision is at the centre of a case against a young swimming teacher accused of sexually abusing two little girls in his care.
Kyle Daniels, 20, has been charged with having sexual intercourse with an eight-year-old girl and inappropriately touching another girl, aged 6.
Police said the alleged offences took place during lessons at the Mosman Swim Centre in February.
Daily Mail Australia can reveal detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have obtained CCTV from inside the swim centre which will be used as part of their evidence against Daniels.
Daniels appeared in Manly Local Court on Wednesday and was refused bail until his next appearance on Wednesday.
Police have obtained pool safety camera vision to assist in their case against swimming coach Kyle Daniels (pictured with his father) who is accused of sexual offences at a Mosman pool
Kyle Daniels (above) is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls, aged six and eight, during their swimming lessons
Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad arrested Daniels at his Balgowlah home on Tuesday
It is understood the two alleged victims complained to their parents about Daniels, and police were informed.
Specialist child abuse detectives spent a month gathering evidence, including CCTV, before Daniels was arrested at his family’s Balgowlah home on Tuesday.
He was charged with two counts of intentionally sexually touching a child under the age of 10 and having sexual intercourse with a child under 10.
Police allege Daniels sexually touched a girl, 6, during a swimming lesson on February 2.
Then on February 14, he allegedly had sexual intercourse with another girl, 8.
Daniels’ parents were in court to support their son during his brief mention.
A letter from Mosman Ezyswim said Daniels had been suspended when the girls’ parents first reported the allegations in February, and that all employees had current working with children checks.
‘We are extremely distressed by this situation and will keep customers up to date when more information comes to hand,’ the letter said.
Daniels (pictured after his arrest) did not apply for bail on Wednesday and it was formally refused. His lawyer indicated to the court they may apply next week
Kyle Daniels’ parents leave Manly Local Court on Wednesday following their son being charged with three child sex offences
Daniels did not apply for bail and it was formally refused. He has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on May 8.
However, his lawyer indicated to the court Daniels would make an application for bail next week.
In addition to the charges, police took out an Apprehended Violence Order against Daniels on behalf of his victims.
Under the order, Daniels is banned from going anywhere near Mosman Swim Centre.
Pictures on his social media account show Daniels was a student at Knox Grammar, and a talented swimmer. He is currently studying at the University of Sydney.
Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec said Daniels had been a causal instructor at the swim school for two years.
Daniels (right) pictured at a Knox Grammar School function with his brother and parents
A social media picture of Daniels and his twin brother in a swimming pool together
Daniels’ parents did not comment to media as they left Manly Local Court on Wednesday
Det. Supt. Kerlatec said detectives would rely on other evidence as well as the statements of the two alleged victims.
‘These young, brave kids put their hands up to mum and dad and said ‘something happened,’ he told reporters on Wednesday.
‘That is exceptionally brave.’
The swim centre said it had suspended Daniels’s employment before police laid charges.
On the website, the swim centre says it has ‘a state-of-the-art, indoor, heated, 25 metre pool that is open to all members of the community’.