Owen Labrie

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St. Paul’s School graduate Owen Labrie is asking the state’s highest court to review a New Hampshire law that requires him to register as a lifetime sex offender.

Labrie was convicted in 2015 of having sex with a fifteen year-old classmate while he was a student at the Concord prep school. The law at issue involves the use of a computer to lure a minor for sex.

Read the latest filings in the case right here.

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A Concord judge Wednesday denied a new trial for St. Paul graduate Owen Labrie. Labrie was convicted in 2015 of having sex with a minor on the prep school campus.

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Well-known Boston attorney J.W. Carney stands by the defense he provided Owen Labrie, a former St. Paul's School student, during his 2015 trial for sexual assault.

On Thursday, Labrie's hearing for a new trial on the basis his legal team poorly represented him officially wrapped up after three days. Labrie, who's now 21, is free on bail while he appeals his one year sentence.

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Governor Sununu signs his first bill into law; it makes New Hampshire the 11th state to allow gun owners to carry concealed without a permit.  A bill  to extend civil rights protections to people who are transgender wins the backing of a house committee.  And former St. Paul's student Owen Labrie is back in court seeking a new trial.


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Owen Labrie’s legal team gave conflicting viewpoints Wednesday on how they represented Labrie during his 2015 trial for sexual assault.

The St. Paul’s graduate is currently asking for a new trial on the basis that he had ineffective counsel. 

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In 2015 Owen Labrie was convicted of having sex with a then-15-year-old freshman at St. Paul’s School when he was a senior at the time and using a computer to lure her in.

The now 21-year-old is asking for a new trial on the grounds that his legal team did a poor job of representing him.

NHPR’s Paige Sutherland has been covering this ongoing case and attended Tuesday’s hearing. She spoke with All Things Considered Host Peter Biello about it.

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St. Paul’s graduate Owen Labrie will present his case for a new trial this week in Concord. In 2015 Labrie was sentenced to one year in prison for having sex with a minor as well as using a computer to lure her.

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Jury selection in a civil suit against St. Paul’s School is set for March of 2018. The Concord prep school is being sued for allegedly allowing an unhealthy sexual culture to foster on campus.

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A former New Hampshire prep school student requesting a new trial on charges of sexual assault and using a computer to lure a minor says emails between him and a 15-year-old student don't support the computer charge because they never left the school's internal intranet server.

Owen Labrie is appealing his convictions, arguing they resulted from ineffective counsel during his 2015 trial. The St. Paul's School graduate was convicted as part of a game of sexual conquest called Senior Salute.

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The victim in the Owen Labrie sexual assault case is speaking out publicly for the first time.

In an interview Tuesday morning on NBC’s The Today Show, 17-year-old Chessy Prout spoke about her decision to reveal her identity.

AP

The victim in the Owen Labrie sexual assault case will speak out publicly for the first time during an interview on NBC’s The Today Show Tuesday morning.

The teenage girl has remained anonymous since the assault took place on the St. Paul’s School campus in May of 2014. She was 15 years old at the time.

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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.

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The parents of a girl who was sexually assaulted by a former graduate of St. Paul’s School are suing the Concord prep school. The family filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court.

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An attorney for Owen Labrie, the St. Paul’s School graduate convicted of having sex with a minor last summer, can no longer represent him in his push for a new trial.

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After nearly two months behind bars, the St. Paul’s School graduate convicted of having sex with a minor will be released from jail within the week.

On Monday Judge Larry Smukler restored bail for Owen Labrie, 21, after he revoked it in March because of broken curfews.  

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New Hampshire's highest court has asked a lower court to consider reinstating bail for Owen Labrie, the former St. Paul's school student convicted of having sex with an underage classmate.

The New Hampshire Supreme Court says trial Judge Larry Smukler acted within his discretion when he revoked Owen Labrie's bail after Labrie serially violated a curfew. But the court says that Labrie's bail violations don't indicate "an inclination towards further criminal conduct."

 

The lawyer for a New England prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman as part of game of sexual conquest has filed arguments appealing a judge's decision to revoke his bail.

The arguments filed Monday say the judge didn't consider conditions by which Owen Labrie abided by his bail requirements, or any alternative or combination of conditions by which he would likely abide. The lawyer also said the judge didn't consider that Labrie's bail conditions were more restrictive. The state hasn't responded yet.

Jim Cole/AP

One day after requesting a new trial, a St. Paul's School graduate convicted of having sex with a minor is now asking to be let out of jail.

Owen Labrie has asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court to restore his bail after it was revoked last month for breaking his court-ordered curfew multiple times.

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A St. Paul’s School graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a minor and using a computer to lure her is requesting a new trial.

Owen Labrie’s current lawyer says his previous attorneys failed to take serious the computer charge, which carried the strictest sentence and required him to register as a lifetime sex offender. 

AP

Updated 5:15 PM: 

Owen Labrie, the St. Paul’s School graduate convicted last summer of sexually assaulting a minor, was taken away in handcuffs Friday afternoon for breaking his bail.

Labrie, 20, will have to serve out his one-year sentence at Merrimack County Jail while he appeals to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which could take months.

Jim Cole/AP

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.

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St. Paul’s School in Concord will host a three-day conference this spring examining the impact of technology on student relationships at boarding schools. 

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A former St. Paul’s student who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman is appealing to the state Supreme Court. Twenty-year-old Owen Labrie was sentenced in October to a year in county jail along with having to register as a sex offender for life. 

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Lawyers for a New Hampshire prep school graduate have two more weeks to try to convince a judge to dismiss his conviction on sex charges related to an encounter with a 15-year-old girl.

Owen Labrie was convicted Aug. 28 of misdemeanor sexual assault and a felony of using a computer to invite the girl to a secluded spot in May 2014. The sexual contact was part of a practice at St. Paul's School called Senior Salute where graduating students try to have sex with younger classmates.

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A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest must register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded.

Legal experts and reform advocates say the punishment exceeds the crime.

Nineteen-year-old Owen Labrie was convicted Friday following a two-week trial that exposed a practice at St. Paul's School in Concord known as Senior Salute, in which graduating students try to have sex with younger classmates.