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Lawyers: Alumni Raised $100K for Owen Labrie Defense

The money allegedly helped graduate Owen Labrie pay for prominent attorney J.W. Carney

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    Owen Labrie, right, listens to prosecutors before being sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court, Oct. 29, 2015, in Concord, N.H. The graduate of the exclusive St. Paul’s School was sentenced to a year in jail for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman girl.

    Lawyers for a New Hampshire prep school sex assault victim say parents and alumni at St. Paul's School helped raise over $100,000 for her alleged attacker's defense team. 

    The Boston Globe reports documents filed in a New Hampshire federal court Thursday allege that Joshua Abram, described as a "prominent SPS parent" in the filings, contributed $10,000 and solicited more donations from other parents and alumni. 

    The money allegedly helped graduate Owen Labrie pay for prominent attorney J.W. Carney, who represented notorious Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger. 

    Labrie was ultimately sentenced to a year in prison for misdemeanor sexual assault and a felony use of a computer to lure a minor. He allegedly participated in an upperclassmen competition to have sex with female students before graduation. 

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    Abram, Carney and school officials didn't immediately return calls for comment.


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