Former softball coach expected to plead in child porn case

NASHUA – Trevor Palladino, identified in court documents as a former softball coach in the town of Milford, is expected to plead today on a federal child pornography charge.

Palladino is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Concord for a waiver and plea hearing. Palladino has not yet been indicted, but court records show a pending count of possession of child pornography.

Palladino was allegedly involved in a relationship with a 14-year-old girl, a former player he coached, according to the plea agreement filed in court. The alleged relationship took place in 2015. The criminal case was opened in the federal court in July.

Palladino allegedly asked the victim to send him sexually explicit photos of herself via a social media app. The photos of the girl qualify as child pornography, according to the agreement. After the girl sent Palladino the photos, he sent her sexually explicit photos of himself, according to the plea agreement.

In October 2015, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant for Palladino’s home and car, and his iPhone was seized. A forensic examination of the phone turned up the sexually explicit photos, according to the agreement.

Palladino faces up to 10 years in prison, though the agreement states the government will support a sentence of less time. A sentence recommendation typically gets filed after a pre-sentencing investigation to determine an appropriate sentence range, based on the facts of the individual case and any extenuating circumstances. Palladino has not yet been scheduled for a sentencing hearing.

Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-1245 or dfisher@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DF.