EXCLUSIVE: Swimming coach, 20, accused of molesting young girls during lessons at a Sydney pool has half his charges dropped when one alleged victim’s testimony is dismissed
- Sydney swimming teacher Kyle Daniels had more than half his charges dropped
- Kyle Daniels, 20, was facing 56 charges relating to sexual assault of young girls
- Police dropped the charges because of the evidence relating to one complainant
- Daniels will return to court on November 9 to enter plea to 23 remaining charges
A Sydney swimming teacher charged with sexually assaulting young girls had more than half his charges withdrawn when the testimony of one alleged victim was ruled out.
Kyle James Henk Daniels, 20, was facing accusations by ten young girls he taught at Mosman Swim Centre, until the charges against him were revised last week.
Daniels, a former Knox Grammar School prefect, had 33 charges withdrawn during a brief mention hearing at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court last Thursday.
He now faces 26 child sex charges relating to the nine alleged victims.
Daily Mail Australia can now reveal the reason the charges were withdrawn was that evidence relating to a six-year-old girl’s claims’ was ‘not considered likely of leading to a conviction’.
Kyle Daniels (pictured), 20, is now facing 23 charges relating to the alleged sexual assault of children at the Mosman Swim Centre on Sydney’s north shore
More than half the charges against him were dropped when police ruled out the testimony of one alleged young victim, it can be revealed
‘A determination was made that there were no reasonable prospects of conviction in relation to one of the ten complainants,’ a spokeswoman for NSW Director of Public Prosecutions said.
‘As such the charges in relation to that complainant were discontinued.
‘The charges in relation to the remaining complainants were streamlined, with the criminality of the alleged offending covered by the remaining charges.
‘The defendant is currently charged with 26 offences (with three of those charges being alternative offences), and these charges relate to nine complainants.’
Nine apprehended violence orders (AVOs) taken out against Daniels by police remain in place.
The court heard last month that police had gathered thousands of pages of evidence in the case against the young swimming coach.
Police have previously alleged their case against Daniels is ‘strong’.
Daniels was arrested on March 12 at his parents $2.3 million home in Balgowlah.
He was initially charged with a variety of child sex offences alleged to have occurred between January 1, 2018 and March 2, 2019.
Daniels was employed as a teacher at the Mosman Swim Centre (pictured) on Sydney’s north shore
A $100,000 surety was posted to secure Daniels’ freedom on strict bail conditions
NSW Police alleged the incidents occurred in and around the pool at Mosman Swim Centre.
The allegations against Daniels forced his former swimming centre to hire additional pool deck supervisors to watch over its staff.
EzySwim – which operates the swimming program at the Mosman Swim Centre but does not own the aquatic centre – told parents they would ‘go over and beyond’ the standard safety requirements.
Daniels – who has protested his innocence since the beginning – has been supported throughout by his mother Janine, father James and his twin brother.
A $100,000 surety was posted to secure Daniels’ freedom, with strict bail conditions of reporting to police, not going to pools and surrendering his passport.
Daniels has continued to study sports science at the University of Sydney even with his pending legal matters.
He will face court again on November 7.