• New Hampshire Dec 22, 2020

    St. Paul's School Agrees to Changes After Monitor Quit

    Two months after a compliance monitor overseeing the handling of sexual abuse claims at St. Paul’s School resigned in protest, the school has agreed to hire an additional person to support his replacement and have an anti-sexual violence organization review its student safety programs. Jeffrey Maher resigned in October, accusing campus officials of thwarting his efforts. He had been...

  • New Hampshire Oct 19, 2020

    NH School's Monitor for Sex Abuse Claims Quits, Cites Retaliation

    A monitor appointed to oversee the handling of sexual abuse claims at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire has resigned, accusing campus officials of thwarting his efforts. Jeffrey Maher was appointed as the school’s independent compliance overseer last year as part of an agreement with the attorney general’s office that subjected the school in Concord to up to five...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 1, 2019

    NH Prep School With Sex Abuse Claims Removing Rector Names From Buildings

    A New Hampshire prep school with a history of sexual abuse claims is removing the names of two former rectors from campus buildings. In a weekend letter to the school community, the board of trustees president at St. Paul’s School in Concord said the name of William Oates, rector from 1970 to 1982, will be removed from the performing arts...

  • New Hampshire Aug 21, 2019

    St. Paul's School Releases 1st Report on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    A New Hampshire prep school marred by sexual misconduct allegations has released its first report on the frequency of such allegations, as required by state authorities. The report issued Wednesday by a compliance overseer at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, summarizes sexual and physical misconduct allegations reported to the school during the first six months of 2019. An...

  • New Hampshire Jul 2, 2019

    NH Prep School With History of Abuse Claims Gets New Leader

    The new leader of an elite New England prep school acknowledges there’s work to be done to address decades of sexual abuse claims involving at least 20 former faculty members and administrators. Kathleen Carroll Giles started this week as the 14th rector at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. She has listened to abuse survivors and said that no book...

  • New Hampshire Jun 24, 2019

    NH Prep School Grad Linked to Sex Assault Released From Jail

    A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate has been released from jail. Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie reported to Merrimack County’s jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. He had been due to serve the remaining 10 months of his sentence but was expected to be released Monday for good behavior.

  • New Hampshire Jun 24, 2019

    NH Prep School Grad Linked to Sex Assault Released From Jail

    A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate has been released from jail. Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie reported to Merrimack County’s jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. He had been due to serve the remaining 10 months of his sentence but was expected to be released Monday for good behavior.

  • New Hampshire Jun 7, 2019

    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. The Court affirmed the denial in a 3-0 decision.

  • New Hampshire May 23, 2019

    NH Prep School Alumni Demand More From School Over Sex Abuse Claims

    Alumni from a prominent New Hampshire prep school are accusing the administration of failing to deliver promised reforms after a slew of complaints accusing staff members of sexual misconduct that dated back decades. The Phillips Exeter Alumni for Truth and Healing told The Associated Press this week that the school has failed to deliver a promised mediation plan for abuse...

  • New Hampshire May 6, 2019

    NH Prep School's Service Aimed to Confront Sex Abuse Past Begin, Healing

    A weekend service at a New Hampshire prep school rocked by revelations of sex abuse has aimed to confront the past and start the process of healing. “Alumni Doorways” organized Saturday’s event at the St. Paul’s School chapel in Concord. It was described as a service of “witness, lament and apology.”

  • VMS Feb 25, 2019

    Man Accused of 1970s Campus Sex Assaults

    A graduate of St. Paul’s School arrested in Virginia is facing sexual assault charges in New Hampshire.

  • New Hampshire Feb 25, 2019

    Former St. Paul's School Student Accused of 1970s Campus Sex Assaults

    A Virginia man has been accused of sexually assaulting two children on the campus of St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire in the 1970s while he was a student at the prep school and after he graduated. Sixty-one-year-old Benjamin Baker of Falls Church, Virginia, was arrested Monday and charged with being a fugitive after Concord police issued a warrant charging...

  • New Hampshire Dec 26, 2018

    Prep School Graduate Begins Jail Time for 2014 Sex Assault

    A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate has begun serving the remaining 10 months of his jail sentence. Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie reported to the Merrimack County jail on Wednesday morning, a little over a week after a judge refused to shorten his sentence.

  • New Hampshire Dec 21, 2018

    Compliance Officer Named at St. Paul's School After Investigation

    A college safety director and former police officer has been named the new compliance overseer for St. Paul’s School, fulfilling an agreement with the New Hampshire attorney general’s office that had investigated sexual misconduct allegations at the prep school. Jeffrey Maher starts Feb. 4, 2019. He’s the director of campus safety at Keene State College and worked for the Nashua...

  • New Hampshire Dec 19, 2018

    Judge: Owen Labrie to Report to Jail After Christmas

    A judge declined Tuesday to shorten the jail term for an elite prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015, saying he needed to consider the victim’s family, which wants him to serve the remaining 10 months of his sentence. Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Larry Smukler appeared unmoved by defense arguments that Owen Labrie, 23,...

  • New Hampshire Nov 28, 2018

    NH Prep School Grad in Sex Assault Case Seeks New Trial

    A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a classmate back in 2015 was in court again Wednesday for his second appeal. This time, Owen Labrie is arguing for a new trial, citing ineffective counsel during his first trial.

  • Facebook Nov 6, 2018

    NH Supreme Court Denies Appeal in NH Prep School Sex Assault Case

    The New Hampshire Supreme Court denied the appeal of a prep school graduate who was convicted in 2015 of using a computer to lure a girl for sex and assaulting her. Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted of raping the 15-year-old classmate at St. Paul’s School.

  • Reporter Jul 5, 2020

    Ted Landsmark: Unsung Champion for Social Justice in Boston

    Millions of people have seen the iconic 1976 photograph of Ted Landsmark being attacked by anti-busing protesters on Boston City Hall Plaza, but few know him by name and most are unaware of his life as an educator and proponent of equal rights in Boston and beyond. While Landsmark concedes he will be forever associated with the Pulitzer Prize-winning photo,...

  • Attorney Sep 17, 2018

    Student Charged in Connection With Investigation Into St. Paul's School

    New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced Monday that a woman has been charged in connection with her appearance before the grand jury investigating the St. Paul’s School.

  • New Hampshire Sep 13, 2018

    NH Attorney General Say No Charges Against Prep School in Alleged Sex Abuse Probe

    The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on Thursday announced the outcome of its year-long investigation into allegations of sexual assaults at St. Paul’s School and said there will be no charges brought against the institution.

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