Christopher Denn

Christopher Denn, right, at a court appearance in September.

LINWOOD — Christopher Denn, the Mainland Regional High School teacher accused of exposing his genitals to a coworker while working as a lifeguard on Ocean City’s beach last summer, officially resigned from his position at the school Jan. 2, the school’s business administrator said.

Mainland would not comment, Kim Robinson said, citing a school policy regarding personnel matters.

Denn, 48, allegedly committed the act on the beach July 29. His accuser, a fellow lifeguard who was not identified, told coworkers Denn exposed himself and fondled his genitals in front of her at 2 p.m. on the Surf Road beach in a lifeguard stand with 300 to 500 beachgoers present. He was arrested Aug. 9.

His next appearance in court is a post-indictment arraignment set for Jan. 30 before Judge Joseph A. Levin.

Denn is a former swimming coach at other schools in the area. He won The Press’ girls swimming Coach of the Year in 2015 as the coach for Oakcrest High School and in 2008 as the coach for Egg Harbor Township High School.

Staff Writer Molly Bilinski contributed to this report.

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I cover breaking news on the digital desk. I graduated from Temple University in Dec. 2017 and joined the Press in the fall of 2018. Previously, I freelanced, covering Pennsylvania state politics and criminal justice reform.

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