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Court Denies Motion for New Trial for Prep School Grad Charged With Sex Assault



    Judge Refuses to Shorten Owen Labrie's Sentence

    A judge has refused to shorten the jail term for a New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015, saying he has to report to jail for the remaining 10 months of his sentence the day after Christmas.

    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018)

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court denied a motion for a new trial for the prep school graduate charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate.

    The decision was made Friday for Owen Labrie's appeal of the trial judge's order that denied his original motion over ineffective counsel. The Court affirmed the denial in a 3-0 decision.

    The defendant reported to jail in December. The jail says his projected release date is June 24.

    The 23-year-old Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted in 2015 of raping the female classmate as part of "Senior Salute," a game of sexual conquest, at St. Paul's School. But a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault charges and endangering the welfare of a child. He also was convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex, requiring him to register as a sex offender.

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    The state supreme court upheld Labrie's convictions last year.

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