The lawyer for a New Hampshire prep school graduate accused of sexually assaulting a freshman says the trial will go forward next month.
Prosecutors say 19-year-old Owen Labrie of Turnbridge, Vermont, raped the 15-year-old girl just days before his graduation from the elite St. Paul's School in 2014. The say the multiple assaults were part of a tradition known as "Senior Salute" in which seniors attempt to have sex with younger students in the days before graduation.
Defense attorney J.W. Carney said after a final pretrial conference Friday that the trail will begin Aug. 17. He declined to say whether Labrie - who has pleaded not guilty - will testify.
Labrie's charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and more than a half dozen other felonies.