August 7, 2012

Ex-BU standout Trivino pleads guilty to assault

By Jesse Connolly

Ex-BU standout Corey Trivino has been sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to assaulting a female student in her dorm room last winter. 

A 22-year-old native of Toronto, Trivino was arrested in December and promptly dismissed by the Terriers. He admitted to confronting the victim during an hour-long hearing at Brighton Municipal Court on Tuesday.

According to the Boston Herald, the victim – who was working as a resident assistant when a drunken Trivino forced his way into her dorm room and proceeded to grope her -- was trembling and in tears when she addressed the court.

“I think that I see Corey all the time and every time my body reacts in terror,” she said. “It is impossible to put a price on the pain and suffering that I have experienced. Unfortunately for me, there is no ending because the mind does not forget.”

Charges of indecent assault and battery and breaking and entering were lessened to assault and battery and trespassing, with the victim’s permission.

Trivino addressed the victim, saying that he just wanted her to know he’s “truly, deeply sorry” for his actions.

His attorney, Conrad Bletzer, told the court that he expects Trivino will have an NHL contract by the end of the month and partake in an upcoming training camp, whether with the Islanders – who drafted him 36th overall in 2008 – or another club.

For the first 45 days of his probation, a Brighton District Court judge has mandated that Trivino report to probation weekly by telephone. He must also undergo random drug and alcohol testing, which will be performed by NHL officials.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.