Major development in trial of swim coach, 23, accused of sexually touching little girls in the pool while clearing MORE charges
- Kyle Daniels was on trial for sexually touching nine of his students
- Former swim coach was accused of touching the girls at the Mosman Swim Center
- Daniels pleaded not guilty to all charges in New South Wales District Court
- Found not guilty of a total of nine of the 21 charges brought against him so far
- The jury will resume deliberations on 12 other points next Monday
Sydney swim coach Kyle James Henk Daniels has been acquitted of four other sexual assault charges, while a jury remains divided over others.
The latest jury verdicts, handed down on Friday, mean Daniels has been found not guilty on a total of nine of the 21 charges filed against him.
On Thursday, the jury found a not-guilty verdict on three counts of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10, an alternate count of indecent assault and one count of sexual touching.
Daniels, who turns 24 this month, was then acquitted of a child sexual assault charge, an alternate indecent assault and two charges of sexual intercourse on Friday.
These latest acquittals relate to alleged conduct against three students in a swimming pool on Sydney’s north shore.
Kyle James Henk Daniels (pictured) acquitted of four other sexual abuse allegations
On Monday, the jury will resume deliberations on the other 12 points, including genitally touching students on the outside of their swimsuits.
Daniels pleaded not guilty to all charges and steadfastly denies ever inappropriately touching a student.
His counsel argued that if anything was touched, it was fleeting, accidental or unintentional and said police officers, the media and parents had tainted the girl’s memories and evidence.
The Crown has said the significant similarities between the girls’ stories showed that the alleged events were not a coincidence, claiming that the swim coach took the opportunity to engage in sexual attraction to girls during classes.
Daniels was supported by his parents during the trial