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Swimming coach, 20, accused of abusing ten young girls grins at court

A young swimming teacher accused of sexually assaulting ten young girls smiled as he waited for his court hearing on Wednesday morning.

Former Knox Grammar prefect Kyle Daniels, 20, allegedly abused girls as young as five during lessons at Mosman Swim Centre in Sydney’s north last year.

Sitting in full view of photographers outside Manly Local Court, he laughed with his mother Janine, a glamorous management consultant, and his father James, an advertising guru.

As they chatted, sports science student Daniels clutched a notepad and a copy of Man’s Search For Meaning by Nazi concentration camp survivor Viktor Frankl.

In the book, Frankl explains how he remained positive in the face of death by finding a purpose in life to feel good about.

Instead of wearing a suit to face court, Daniels opted for a floral white shirt with blue jeans and grey suede shoes that looked new. 

All smiles: Former Knox Grammar prefect Kyle Daniels (pictured on Wednesday), 20, allegedly abused girls as young as seven during lessons at Mosman Swim Centre in north Sydney

Daniels was seen chatting and laughing with his parents James and Janine outside Manly Local Court

He was wearing a white shirt with jeans and suede shoes

Daniels was wearing a white shirt with jeans and suede shoes as he was seen chatting and laughing with his parents James and Janine outside Manly Local Court

Daniels was accompanied by his glamorous management consultant mother Janine and advertising guru father James

Daniels was accompanied by his glamorous management consultant mother Janine and advertising guru father James

Daniels' father pats him affectionately on the head before court

Daniels waits clutching a notepad and a copy of Man's Search For Meaning by Nazi concentration camp survivor Viktor Frankl

Left: Daniels’ father pats him affectionately on the head before court. Right: Daniels waits clutching a notepad and a copy of Man’s Search For Meaning by Nazi concentration camp survivor Viktor Frankl

A close-up photo shows that Daniels was carrying a copy of Man's Search For Meaning

A close-up photo shows that Daniels was carrying a copy of Man’s Search For Meaning

During the brief mention, Daniels’ case was adjourned to June 20. He will remain free on bail as the brief of evidence detailing his alleged crimes is put together.

On Tuesday, a tenth young girl made allegations of sexual assault, meaning Daniels is now facing 36 separate charges. 

Daniels, who was arrested at his north Sydney home in March, denies the allegations. 

The University of Sydney student was charged over incidents police say took place at the centre between January 1, 2018 and March 2 this year while he was employed as a swimming teacher.

During the brief mention, Daniels' case was adjourned to June 20. He will remain free on bail. Pictured: Daniels leaves court with his father

During the brief mention, Daniels’ case was adjourned to June 20. He will remain free on bail. Pictured: Daniels leaves court with his father

Daniels' court mention was brief and he remains on bail.

He is pictured here leaving court

Daniels’ court mention was brief and he remains on bail. He is pictured here leaving court

On Tuesday, a tenth young girl made allegations of sexual assault, meaning Daniels (pictured leaving court) is now facing 36 separate charges

On Tuesday, a tenth young girl made allegations of sexual assault, meaning Daniels (pictured leaving court) is now facing 36 separate charges

Man’s Search For Meaning: What is Viktor Frankl’s book about? 

Viktor Frankl was a Jewish Austrian neurologist who survived four concentration camps including Auschwitz.

He was the founder of logotherapy, the theory that humans’ main aim is to find a meaning in life.

His book Man’s Search For Meaning was published in 1959 and became a best seller.

The book intends to answer the question ‘How was everyday life in a concentration camp reflected in the mind of the average prisoner?’ 

Part One constitutes Frankl’s analysis of his experiences in the concentration camps, while Part Two introduces his theory that the way a prisoner imagined the future affected how long he could survive.

Frankl died in 1997 at the age of 92. 

Viktor Frankl (pictured) was a Jewish Austrian neurologist who survived four concentration camps including Auschwitz

His book Man's Search for Meaning was published in 1959 and became a best seller

Viktor Frankl was a Jewish Austrian neurologist who survived four concentration camps including Auschwitz. His book (right) was published in 1959 and became a best seller

The allegations include sexual intercourse with a child under 10, intentionally sexually touch a child under 10 and the indecent assault of a person under 16.  

Court documents claim Daniels’ alleged offences began in January 2018, with the indecent assault of a ten-year-old girl.

Among the allegations are that Daniels had sexual intercourse with a seven-year-old girl eight times in just three weeks. 

The documents also claim Daniels was still allegedly committing sexual offences on swim students up until 10 days before he was arrested.  

The shocking allegations against Daniels led police to hold an information night last month for concerned parents on the city’s north shore.

Among the allegations are that Daniels (pictured) had sexual intercourse with a seven-year-old girl eight times in just three weeks

Among the allegations are that Daniels (pictured) had sexual intercourse with a seven-year-old girl eight times in just three weeks

One mother who attended the evening told Daily Mail Australia police focused on the common behaviour of children who have been abused, after some of Daniels’ alleged victims were not discovered for more than a year.

‘It’s normally such a nice, family-orientated area,’ the mother said. 

Close to 100 parents turned out to the invite-only information session, with dozens more whose names were not on the list refused entry. 

Those who were allowed into the session said they were told not to ask police about the allegations or investigation into Daniels. 

‘They told us at the start of the session that it wasn’t going to be about the [alleged] incidents at the swimming pool and that if we asked any questions about it we would be asked to leave,’ one woman said.      

At a bail hearing last month, Daniels’ lawyer said his client strongly denied the charges. 

Daniels spent more than a week behind bars after his arrest before being released on bail on Wednesday, March 20.

A surety of $100,000 was posted to secure his freedom, and strict bail conditions included reporting daily to police, not going to pools and surrendering his passport. 

The alleged sexual assaults carried out by Daniels are alleged to have occurred 'in and around' the pool at the Mosman Swim Centre (pictured) between January 2018 and March 2019

The alleged sexual assaults carried out by Daniels are alleged to have occurred ‘in and around’ the pool at the Mosman Swim Centre (pictured) between January 2018 and March 2019 

A TIMELINE OF DANIELS’ ALLEGED OFFENCES:  

2018: January 1 to November 30

– Allegedly indecently assaulted a girl, ten, on four different occasions

June 7 

– Allegedly indecently assaulted a girl, five

July 4

– Allegedly indecently assaulted a girl, seven

October 24 to November 14

– On eight occasions during this period Daniels allegedly raped a girl, seven

September 22 to November 30

–  Allegedly indecently assaulted a girl, seven, on eight different occasions

December 1

– Allegedly sexually touched a girl, seven 

December 5

– Allegedly sexually touched a girl aged under 10

2019: February 2

– Allegedly sexually touched a girl, six, twice

February 14

– Allegedly raped a girl, six

December 1, 2018, to March 2, 2019

– Allegedly sexually touched a young girl on four occasions 

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