Swimming school that allowed an accused child molester to keep his job after complaints from children promises to ‘introduce additional safety measures’
- The Mosman swim school of an accused child molester vows to improve safety
- Accused instructor Kyle Daniels, 20, was given a ‘cuddle ban’ after allegations
- Daniels was hit with seven AVOs yesterday and has 31 charges against his name
A swim school that allowed an alleged child molester to keep his job after complaints he touched girls inappropriately has vowed to ‘introduce additional safety measures’.
Mosman Swim Centre, on Sydney’s north shore, will improve their child safety policy to go ‘over and above’ industry practice.
Swimming teacher Kyle Daniels, 20, is accused of molesting eight children – including two sisters aged six and eight. He was hit with seven further Apprehended Violence Orders on Friday.
Accused swimming teacher Kyle Daniels, 20, was hit with seven Apprehended Violence Orders on Friday
The South African-born student was hit with 31 charges of child sexual abuse relating to eight girls under the age of 10, who he was teaching to swim.
They include eight counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10, six counts of intentionally sexually touch child under 10, and 14 counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Daniels was given a ‘cuddle ban’ and told not to hold children close to the groin or chest and keep his hands above water following complaints about his conduct last June, the court heard on Wednesday.
Mosman Swim Centre general manager Mike Conna, a father of two young children from Balgowlah, said ‘safety is our priority’.
Former private schoolboy Kyle Daniels (pictured with his father James) allegedly assaulted eight girls while he was teaching them at Mosman Swim Centre in Sydney
‘In light of these horrific claims involving a former instructor at the centre, we are introducing additional safety measures that go over and beyond industry practice, so parents can be assured children are as safe as possible,’ he said to the Telegraph.
Mosman swim staff take Child Protection and Safety training from governing body Swimming Australia.
The swim centre is run by Ezyswim, a business that also runs Lindfield and Bankstown swimming schools.
Daniels appeared briefly via video link wearing a black T-shirt. He was granted bail at a hearing on Wednesday to continue studying at Sydney University (court sketch pictured)
As part of the standard terms of the AVOs, Daniels must not ‘assault, threaten or intimidate’ the protected persons and must not go near their school.
Daniels was not in court on Friday when the AVOs were issued.
He was granted strict bail at a hearing on Wednesday whereby he must live at his parents’ home and report to police daily.
Police said Daniels’ alleged crimes took place during swimming lessons at the pool between June 2018 and March 2019.
Accused: Daniels (right) is pictured at a Knox Grammar School function with his parents. Daniels live at his parents home and report to police daily as part of his AVO
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