Student Who Raped 14-Year-Old Girl Released From Prison For “Good Behavior”
A former New Hampshire prep school student convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl has been released from prison due to “good behavior.”
The Associated Press reports that Owen Labrie, 23, was released after serving time for luring a minor and endangering a child’s welfare. He was originally acquitted for the felony rape of a female classmate as part of a “Senior Salute” pact, which is an apparent tradition in which older students try to have sex with younger students before they graduate.
“Owen is happy to be home with his family. He will be settling in and working on rebuilding his life,” Owens’s lawyers said. “He’d like to thank the friends and family that have stood by him and supported him all these years.”
Labrie had 10 months left of his sentence and his previous appeal for a new trial was recently rejected by the Supreme Court. He only served six months.
Labrie was initially sentenced to 12 months in prison in October 2015 and was required to register as a sex offender.