Former Prep School Student Owen Labrie Jailed in Sex Assault Case Released Early for Good Behavior

Owen Labrie, the New Hampshire prep school student convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate, was release Monday morning.
Owen Labrie, the New Hampshire prep school student convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate, was release Monday morning. (Merrimack County Jail)

The New Hampshire prep school student convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate has been released from jail on good behavior.

Owen Labrie, 23, was picked up from Merrimack County Jail at 8:30 a.m. Monday after his release, the Associated Press reported. He had reportedly entered the jail around Christmas to serve the remaining 10 months of his 12-month sentence. He was released after completing six months.

Labrie was 18 years old when he invited a 15-year-old classmate from St. Paul’s School in Concord to join him for a “senior salute,” a so-called tradition on campus where seniors allegedly competed to sleep with underclassmen.

She accepted his invitation and the pair went to a locked room on the top floor of the science building, the girl testified, saying that Labrie penetrated her with his fingers, tongue and penis, even after she told him to stop.

The girl did not report the alleged rape for several days because she didn’t want to ruin her sister’s graduation, which was that same weekend, prosecutors said.

Labrie said he never had sex with the girl, but acknowledged that he had bragged to friends that he did. He was bound for Harvard on a full scholarship, where he planned to take divinity school classes.

He was acquitted of rape in 2015 but was found guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault and endangering a child’s welfare.

Labrie was also required to register as a sex offender after being convicted of using a computer to lure an underage person for sex.

Labrie’s lawyers told ABC News he is now “working on rebuilding his life.”

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