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