Lawyers: St. Paul's Grad Broke Bail Curfew For Good Reasons

Mar 17, 2016

Lawyers for Owen Labrie, the St. Paul’s School graduate facing one year of incarceration for having sex with a minor last summer, say Labrie broke his bail conditions for  good reason.

The filing comes after prosecutors this week asked a judge to revoke Labrie’s bail for missing his curfew.

As he awaits his appeal, Labrie is allowed to remain out of jail but the court ordered him to stay at his mother's home in Tunbridge, Vt. from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. every day. In filings, prosecutors argued the 20-year-old violated his curfew at least eight times since October.

Labrie’s lawyers don’t dispute this, but say Labrie broke curfew to meet with his lawyers on criminal and civil matters, and also to attend academic classes and conduct research Boston. 

The defense wants the court to allow Labrie to travel beyond his curfew for those purposes. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for 1:30 on Friday in Concord.