Oct 20, 2015 3:59 PM

Judge upholds Owen Labrie's felony conviction, will be life-long sex offender

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A judge has upheld the felony conviction of a graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school who was found guilty of luring a girl to a sexual encounter as part of a sordid game of conquest.

A jury in August convicted 19-year-old Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont. His trial exposed a practice among students at St. Paul's School known as Senior Salute, in which graduating students try to have sex with younger classmates.

A judge in Concord upheld his conviction on Tuesday.

Labrie's lawyers wanted the felony conviction for using a computer to arrange the encounter dismissed. With the conviction upheld, he faces lifetime registration as a sex offender when he is sentenced next week.

Prosecutors countered that lifetime registration was appropriate.

Owen Labrie is scheduled to appear in court October 29 for sentencing.


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