Swimming instructor, 20, accused of sexually assaulting 8 children granted bail

Daniels pictured with his father
Daniels pictured with his father Photo credit: Instagram / Kyle Daniels

A swimming instructor has been granted bail after he was accused of sexually assaulting as many as eight young girls.

Kyle James Henk Daniels, a former private schoolboy, is facing 31 child sex charges for offences committed between June 2018 and March 2019.

Daniels is believed to have assaulted the children while he was their swim instructor at Mosman Swim Centre in New South Wales, police say. 

He was arrested at his parents' home in Sydney last week after the alarm was raised in August 2018. 

Daniels with his family
Daniels with his family Photo credit: Instagram / Kyle Daniels

An eight-year-old girl is understood to have complained to the swimming centre saying she had been touched inappropriately during her lesson, according to Daily Mail Australia. 

A court heard the girl had complained Daniels had touched her close to her groin and chest area.

Daniels lawyer says he strongly denies the allegations and claims the touching was accidental.

Last week, Daniels was accused of sexually touching a girl in February 2019, and then having sexual intercourse with another girl.

He was granted bail after his lawyer told the court he should be able to continue his education at Sydney University, and that he was struggling in prison after a guard told other prisoners about his charges.

These charges include eight counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10, six counts of intentionally sexually touching a child under 10, and 14 counts of indecent assault against a person under 16 years of age.

The magistrate granted him bail on the condition Daniels would not leave home between 6pm and 6am, without his parent's supervision, Daily Mail Australia reported. 

He was also required to post a surety of $100,000 and is due to reappear in court next month.

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