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Trial of former BU hockey player is postponed

Posted by Your Town  April 27, 2012 09:28 PM

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A Brighton District judge agreed Friday to postpone the felony assault trial of former Boston University hockey player Corey Trivino, whose arrest in December rocked the Charles River campus.

Less than two months later, a second Terrier hockey player, Max Nicastro, was arrested on similar charges. The case against Nicastro remains pending.

Trivino, a center and the onetime leading goalscorer for BU, faces three charges of breaking and entering and three charges of indecent assault. Trivino, 22, remains free on $25,000 bail or the surrender of his Canadian passport.

Trivino was arrested on the Boston University campus in December after he allegedly entered the room of a female student and attempted to kiss and grope her. He was initially charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery, three counts of breaking and entering, and one count of assault with attempt to rape. The attempt to rape charge was dropped on March 22, at the request of Assistant District Attorney Cameron Merrill.

Trivino, who did not speak at Friday’s hearing, wore a black suit. He was accompanied by his parents Debby Avery and Hugo Trivino, who also remained silent during the proceedings. Trivino is a Toronto native.

Conrad Bletzer, Trivino’s attorney, asked Judge David T. Donnelly to continue the trial on May 30. Bletzer said that the additional time would allow prosecution and defense to “attempt to resolve this matter.” Bletzer said he has had “extensive conference” with Assistant District Attorney Gloriann Moroney.

Moroney, a member of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Unit, is also the prosecuting attorney in the trial against Max Nicastro. The 21-year-old ex-star defenseman faces rape charges and will appear in court May 7.

Trivino and Nicastro are no longer enrolled at Boston University.

Boston University President Robert A. Brown convened a task force in response to the arrests of two leading players on the university’s Division One team. He said in an email to the B.U. community that the task force will study “the culture and climate of the men’s ice hockey team and its influence on the behavior of student athletes.”

Jake Wark, a spokesman from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, called the continuance of Trivino’s trial a “routine development.”

This article is being published under an arrangement between the Boston Globe and the Boston University News Service.

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