By Tim Healey and Arielle Aronson/DFP Staff
UPDATE: 10:51 a.m.
Men’s hockey forward Corey Trivino, 21, pleaded not guilty to charges Monday stemming from an arrest by Boston University police late Sunday night after allegedly groping and attempting to rape a BU resident assistant.
The Metropolitan College senior was held without bail until his arraignment. Trivino, the leading goal scorer (13 goals) in Hockey East, was arraigned on seven different criminal charges at Brighton District Court on Monday.
Trivino has been permanently dismissed from the No. 9 Boston University men’s hockey team.
Trivino is charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14, one count of assault to rape, and three counts of breaking and entering in the nighttime for felony, according to criminal dockets obtained from Brighton District Court.
According to Jake Wark, Suffolk County District Attorney spokesman, Trivino was released without bail, but had to surrender his Canadian passport and was ordered to stay away from the victim and BU housing. If Trivino wishes to use his passport, he must post $25,000 cash bail, Wark said.
According to the BU Police Department police report, obtained from Brighton District Court, the incident began when the RA heard individuals in a room being extremely loud. The RA went to the room to tell them to quiet down, and Trivino followed her back to her room and pushed her door open, the report states. She said in the report that she told Trivino to go back to his room, but instead he allegedly started kissing and groping the victim. The victim told Trivino he was being inappropriate and should leave her room, and he left, according to the police report.
A few minutes later, Trivino allegedly returned and was banging on her door. The RA opened the door slightly and Trivino tried to kiss her, but she pushed him away, according to the police report. The RA said in the police report that she told Trivino “You need to stop,” and “You need to go.” Trivino allegedly cornered the victim by her desk and attempted to kiss her as she pushed him away, the police report said. She said in the police report that she managed to get him to leave at that time and she then texted a friend for help.
Trivino then returned a third time and banged loudly on the door, according to the report. The victim said in the report that she needed to open the door as part of her RA duties. Trivino allegedly forced his way in again and tried to kiss her, then sat on her bed, took his shoes off, said he would sleep there that night and laid down.
At that time, the RA called the Resident Director of the area, the police report said. When Trivino heard her on the phone with the Resident Director, he put his shoes on and ran out of her room, the police report said, and then the Resident Director told the RA to call the BUPD.
According to the police report, “a very intoxicated male” got on the elevator with the police responding to the call. The male identified himself as Trivino and identified his room number as that of the RA, the police report said, at which time he was arrested.
Trivino’s next court date is Jan. 18 at Brighton District Court.
UPDATE: 7:59 a.m.
Vinny Saponari, a former linemate and roommate of Trivino’s and currently a forward with Northeastern University, has not responded to a voicemail seeking comment. However, he had this to say on Twitter around 3 a.m. without directly mentioning Trivino: “Somtimes life takes turns you cant explain so you turn to friends n family n just have a little faith because things tend to work out #myboy.”
Senior forward Corey Trivino has been kicked off the BU hockey team as of Monday night, according to team sources. His removal from the team is reportedly due to an arrest Sunday night for breaking and entering and assault with an attempt to rape. More details to follow.