A hockey star from Boston University was arrested this past weekend on Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a female BU student.
Corey Trivino, who has already been drafted by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Draft, was arraigned in the Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court on Monday on sexual assault charges including Assault with Intent to Commit Rape; 3 counts of Indecent Assault & Battery; and 2 counts of Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime.
According to the Boston University Police Department, Corey Trivino allegedly pushed his way into the room of a female BU student and groped her. BU police allege that Trivino was intoxicated at the time.
The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape is an extremely serious felony charge that carries a sentence to state prison for any term of years up to life.
In order to prove the crime of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape, the government would have to show that the defendant assaulted the person with the specific intent to engage in sexual intercourse without their consent. Because the prosecutor would have to prove "intent" beyond a reasonable doubt, it is not necessarily an easy charge to prove unless the facts truly illustrate such a circumstance.
By contrast, the Massachusetts Sex Crime of Indecent Assault & Battery a touching that is done without the person's consent and where the touching involves an 'indecent act'. An 'indecent act' is defined as one that is offensive and most typically involves the touching of the private portions of the other person's anatomy.
A conviction for either crime of Assault with Intent to Rape or Indecent Assault & Battery, as with most Massachusetts sex crimes, would require the person to become subject to Sex Offender Registration.
Given the severe penalties involves in sexual assault charges, anyone charges with such crimes should Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer.
Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in defending persons charged with Massachusetts Sex Crimes, and is available 24/7 for consultation on charges including Rape, Assault with Intent to Commit Rape, and Indecent Assault & Battery.
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