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THP trooper resigns, admits fondling teen

August 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Tennessean, a THP trooper accused of fondling an 18-year-old man in Hendersonville over the weekend has resigned.

The patrol announced the resignation of Trooper David Trivette Monday afternoon.

According to a Hendersonville police report, Trivette, who was off duty Saturday, was hanging out at Old Hickory Lake, and the incident occurred near a portable toilet. The report said Trivette, 33, admitted to sticking his hand down the 18-year-old man's pants, but that "it was only horseplay and there was no sexual gratification involved."

Trivette's lawyer, Fletcher Long, said Monday that the Hendersonville police either lied or misunderstood the facts, and that his client never admitted anything. Long said he had three or four witnesses that would corroborate his client's version of events.

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