New Hampshire

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

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.

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

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