The 23-year-old swim coach is found NOT GUILTY on some child sex abuse charges against two students – while the jury considers a further 16 cases allegedly involving young women
- Kyle Daniels was on trial charged with sexually touching nine of his students
- The former swim coach has been accused of touching the girls at Mosman Swim Center
- Daniels pleaded not guilty to all charges in New South Wales District Court
- Some charges were dismissed by a jury on Thursday, but deliberations are ongoing
A jury has acquitted Sydney swim coach Kyle James Henk Daniels of some sex abuse charges but remains divided on others.
Daniels, who turns 24 this month, has been accused of inappropriate sexual contact with young female students while working as a part-time instructor at a Mosman swim school in 2018 and 2019.
A district court jury on Thursday found him not guilty to three counts of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10, one alternate count of indecent assault and one count of sexual touching.
A jury has acquitted Sydney swim coach Kyle James Henk Daniels of some sex abuse charges but remains divided on others. Daniels is pictured
The swim coach was accused of touching nine of his students. The deliberations of the jury continue
The acquittals relate to alleged conduct against two students.
Daniels is also charged with allegedly touching the genitals of female students aged six to 10 on the outside of their swimsuits on 14 occasions.
He is also accused of two counts of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10, related to allegations that he inserted his fingers into some girls’ vaginas.
In a Thursday note, the jury said they could not reach a consensus on the remaining 16 charges
Judge Kara Shead said she will provide further direction to the jury on Friday.
Daniels has pleaded not guilty to all charges and has steadfastly denied ever intentionally inappropriately touching a student.
The Crown said the significant similarity between the girls’ accounts showed the alleged events were no coincidence and claimed the swim coach took the opportunity to respond to a sexual attraction to girls during class.
Daniels had the support of his parents throughout the process