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EXCLUSIVE | Swimming teacher accused of sexual abuse back attending uni

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A Mosman swimming teacher facing 31 charges of sexual abuse is back attending classes at Sydney University whilst on bail.

20-year-old Kyle James Henk Daniels is accused of sexually abusing eight young girls while teaching them to swim.

Mr Daniels strongly denies the allegations.

He was granted bail last week, with conditions saying he can’t leave his house between 6pm and 6am and must report to police daily.

But Mr Daniels is back attending classes at the University of Sydney.

Some of his classmates were shocked to see him at a tutorial yesterday.

Ben Fordham has contacted Sydney University, and they have confirmed he’s back attending classes.

But they haven’t commented on whether the four childcare centres on campus have been informed of his return to the university.

Full statement from the University of Sydney:

Always, our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and broader community.

We are aware of the criminal charges against current student Mr Daniels and are monitoring the progress of the legal proceedings. We understand the circumstances relating to the charges involve conduct outside the University. Our Student Discipline Rule does not extend to non-University related conduct, and we are obliged to let the legal process take its course.

Mr Daniels was recently released on bail subject to bail conditions, and is scheduled to appear in court again in the coming weeks. We have met with Mr Daniels to discuss his return to studies in a way that is safe and appropriate for both for him and our whole University community.

We remind all of our students that we offer counselling and other services if they feel they need support.

Ben Fordham says although he has sympathy for the university, it might be a better idea to keep Mr Daniels off campus.

“I just wonder, due to the severity of these charges, shouldn’t the university be asking Kyle Daniels to conduct his studies from home?”

Click PLAY below to hear Ben Fordham’s take on the situation


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