Swim coach from Walnut Creek pleads not guilty to sex crime charges


christopher-yangRead MercuryNews.com and ktvu.com

A former swim and water polo coach pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges alleging sex crimes against a teenage girl, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.

Christopher Yang, 27, of Walnut Creek, was charged in April with nine felonies, including four counts of unlawful sex with a minor. Yang has coached at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek and Campolindo High School in Moraga, but authorities are not saying how he knows the girl.

“This is a regrettable situation for everyone involved, and Mr. Yang accepts responsibility for his lapse in judgment in his brief relationship with the alleged victim,” Yang’s attorney, Marvin Lew, said.

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