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Oct 19, 2015 4:47 PM

Owen Labrie's defense file stronger motion against felony computer charge


CONCORD - The defense attorneys for Owen Labrie filed a new motion Monday, reiterating the felony computer charge should be thrown out.

Labrie, who was accused of raping a 15-year-old St. Paul's student, was found guilty on simple assault charges and one felony - prohibited use of a computer to lure or solicit a minor.

Prosecutors said Labrie used the school email and Facebook messages to meet the girl as part of the school's 'Senior Salute' tradition. If the conviction sticks, Labrie could face up to seven years in prison and will be required to register as a life-long sex offender.

The motion states the charges carries too harsh of a penalty and is inconsistent with the intent of the law.

Owen Labrie is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.


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