Syrian refugee and father of six, Soleiman Hajj Soleiman is standing trial on six counts of sexual interference and six counts of sexual assault in Edmonton.
The alleged victims are six girls, all under the age of 16. The charges stem from a series of gropings and assaults that took place at Edmonton's World Water Park February 4th 2017.
Mainstream media interest continues to wane, with just two reporters in the courtroom in the morning and only one returning for the afternoon.
This morning the court heard from the first lifeguard on the scene, a young woman named Kristy Cranford.
She was the first person the alleged victims reported the sexual assaults to, and Cranford identified the accused as the man the girls pointed out to her as the person who grabbed and groped them under the waves.
The lifeguard said she stayed with the girls while her supervisors took control of the situation, telling the court she provided unrelated first aid and emotional support to the group of girls.
Cranford also indicated that once the man saw the girls talking to her and pointing him out, the man started to swim away from them.
The next witnesses expected to testify are Edmonton City police officers.